Shinji Kagawa joins Besiktas on loan

Besiktas have sealed the loan signing of Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund.

The Japan international joins Besiktas until the end of the season after falling out of favour at the Bundesliga leaders.

Kagawa had started one Bundesliga game this term for Dortmund, who currently hold a six-point lead on second-place Bayern Munich.

But the former Manchester United midfielder will instead spend the rest of the campaign in Turkey’s Super Lig.

“Shinji is not only an outstanding football player but also a great friend of our club,” said Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc. “We did not want to deny him this request.”

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