Shinji Kagawa (34, Sint Trawiddon), who once played an active part as the ace of the Japanese national soccer team, is expected to leave Europe and return to the Japanese stage.
Leading media outlets in Japan and Belgium all reported on the 28th that Kagawa would leave Sint Trawiddon in the Belgian first division and join Cerezo Osaka in the Japanese J-League.
The Belgian ‘HBVL’ said, “Kagawa will leave Sint Traudon and return to the J-League after only one year. Kagawa could not show the same appearance as before.” 스포츠토토
Kagawa left Greece’s PAOK in January 2022 and joined Sint Trawiddon, but failed to make a comeback due to sluggishness and leg surgery. He scored only two goals in 12 league appearances this season.
After his rehabilitation, he was put on the bench on the 22nd against Hent, where Hong Hyun-seok played. This match is likely to be Kagawa’s last game in Sint Trawiddon, and by extension, in Europe.
Called one of the best playmakers ever produced by Japan, Kagawa made his professional debut at Cerezo in 2006 and played an active role until 2010.
Kagawa, who moved to Dortmund in 2010, played an active role as a key midfielder under the new Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, winning the Bundesliga championship in successive seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
In 2012, Gagawa moved to Manchester United, led by former manager Alex Ferguson, and returned to Dortmund in 2015 and stayed until 2019, unable to break through the competition for the starting position.
Since then, he has experienced leagues in various countries such as Besik Tash (Turkey), Zaragoza (Spain 2nd Division), and PAOK (Greece).
Kagawa scored 31 goals in 97 matches for Japan from 2008 to 2019.
According to reports, Kagawa eats rice with Korean goalkeepers such as Kim Jin-hyeon and Yang Han-bin at Cerezo. Cerezo finished fifth in the league last season and runner-up in the League Cup.