Kagawa says goodbye to Turkey

This week Shinji Kagawa said goodbye to Turkey after his short stint with Besiktas in the Süper Lig. The player might have been with the club for just half a season but he was very popular and this week the player said an emotional goodbye to the fans as he looks set to be heading back to England. 

Bye to Turkey

The 30-year-old said goodbye to Turkey as he looks to the next chapter in a very successful career. Having joined Besiktas from Dortmund in January on loan for the remainder of the season.

In total, he scored four times and assisted with a further two. In total, he played 14 times for the club but only started four matches.

Despite this he took to social media to say this to the fans;
Dear Beşiktaş supporters, I’d like to thank you for your support. Regret that we missed a title and I wasn’t able to contribute to the team as much as I wanted. Though playing with my teammates and club staff, and for the supporters in Turkey are and will always be my great memories. I shall push myself and challenge for next season. Appreciate your understanding and continuous support. Thank you. Shinji Kagawa #sk23 #beşiktaş

Where is next

Then with the player surplus to requirements at  Borussia Dortmund, he is looking for a new challenge. Reports suggest that Besiktas would have liked to of kept the Japan international but could not agree on a transfer fee.

The player in the past talked about how he would like to play in Spain one day but if the rumours are to be believed he is heading to England. It looks like the two clubs favourite for his signature are Everton and West Ham.

Everton more so than West Ham have a strong midfield so it would be more likely he would head to London with West Ham. Ironically for West Ham, the player could be seen as a low-risk signing who are they able to secure for a reasonable transfer fee.


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