If true, like his attitude, doesn't want to be in the limelight perhaps. I think it may be the same for Valencia. Nani is more suited to it than anyone, if he stays. Hope he does. Maybe it'll go to a new signing.
Kagawa will be an excellent signing. Less than 15m for a 23 year old, proven to be highly effective in a championship winning side. Provides goals and assists, 2 good feet, good pace and technically gifted.
Comes across as an intelligent, humble guy. Confident in his ability but not ego driven. Combine that with his footballing ability and you've got the makings of a great player. Think he's making the right choice regarding the 7 shirt. Probably better to give it to Nani than Kagawa wearing it and the fans expecting too much of him too soon.
Shinji Kagawa: "It's a great honour to be here. The language is important & I'm really motivated to learn English."
SAF: "Kagawa will play further forward. We shouldn't be looking at one player changing the way we play but he could make a difference. He can give us that extra in the final third of the field. If his goalscoring record continues he could be a very good player for us."
"Shinji's coming to South Africa with us and then to China so I think you'll be seeing him pretty soon. Once he's adapted and gets to know some football phrases our players will use, he'll be used to that. He can start the first league game quite easily. I've got no problem with that."