Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa has stated he ‘wants a new challenge’ and ‘cannot retire without playing in Spain’.
The 29-year-old has fallen from prominence in Dortmund’s first-team squad and has participated in just two Bundesliga games so far this campaign.
“I am keen to solve the situation I am in now,” Kagawa told Nikkan Sports, as cited by Diario AS.
“It is probably important for me to change clubs, to put myself into a different place and to set myself a new challenge.
“I am not afraid of going to a new country and I have already done Germany and England, now I am thinking about Spain.
“Spain would be the most important challenge in my career, I cannot retire without going there.”
Kagawa initially joined the German club from Cerezo Osaka in 2010 before spending two seasons at Manchester United.