Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted his delight at securing the services of Japanese superstar Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund.
The 23-year-old Japanese forward had agreed to join United earlier this summer, but the move was rubber-stamped today after he passed a medical.
Kawaga was also given a work permit and has signed a four-year deal, starting on July 1, and Ferguson is looking forward to working with him.
He told the club’s website: “Shinji is an exciting young midfielder with great skill, vision and a good eye for goal. I am delighted he has chosen to come to United.
“I believe he will make an impact upon the team very quickly as he is suited to United’s style of play. We are all looking forward to working with him.”
Kagawa, who was rated as one of the best players in the Bundesliga last season, cannot wait to get started with his new challenge.
He said: “This is a challenge I am really looking forward to. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is such a massive club.
“This is a really exciting time for me and I can’t wait to meet the team and start playing.”