Dortmund, July 15 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund have extended the contract with Japan attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa ahead of schedule and penned a deal until summer 2020.
“We are very delighted that Shinji will play for us in the next three years,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said in a statement on Friday.
“He is an extremely important part of our young team and one of the most experienced players.”
During his two spells with Dortmund, Kagawa provided 33 assists and 36 goals in overall 127 competitive appearances. He lifted two Bundesliga titles and clinched two German Cups with Dortmund.
“Dortmund with its incredible fans has grown to my heart. I am very happy to be part of this extraordinary club in one of the best leagues in the world with the highest number of spectators,” Kagawa said.
The 28-year-old is since 2008 part of Japan’s national team where he marked 28 goals in 86 caps ever since.
Dortmund will encounter Wolfsburg on the road for their Bundesliga season opener on August 19.