Shinji Kagawa ‘will stay’ at Manchester United despite Mata arrival claims agent
Mata is all set to join Manchester United after both the clubs have agreed the transfer fee. His signing would serve as a huge boost to the United camp, but it could pave the way for Kagawa’s exit as well.
Kagawa’s future has been well speculated in the media and there are even suggestions that the imminent arrival of Mata would signal the end of the player’s career at Old Trafford.
Kagawa’s agent Thomas Kroth, insists that his client will stay at Manchester United while Mata’s arrival won’t affect his future.
“At this moment I am sure Shinji will stay. There has been no contact and so it is just rumours,” Kroth told Sky Sports. “No, it is my opinion that he will stay.”
Mata is a versatile play-maker whose best position is no 10, behind the striker role. However, United have Wayne Rooney and Shinji Kagawa in that position already. Rooney is vital to Moyes’ plans at the moment, therefore, the axe might fall on Kagawa, who has made only seven starts in the Premier League this season and has yet to open his scoring account.