Dortmund sign Japan's Kagawa

Midfielder Shinji Kagawa has signed for Germany's Borussia Dortmund after four years at J-League team Cerezo Osaka, Japanese club officials have announced.

The 21-year-old, who missed out on going to next month's FIFA World Cup™, joined Osaka in 2006 and helped the club make it into the first division by scoring 27 goals last season. Officials did not provide details on the length of Kagawa's contract.

Kagawa, who will join Japan international midfielder Makoto Hasebe of Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga from 1 July, has scored six goals in 10 games this season so far.