“BVB and the incredible fans have a place in my heart,” he told a group of more than 150 Japanese journalist on Dortmund’s Bundesliga World Tour. “I’m delighted to continue to be a part of this incredible club in one of the best leagues in the world.”
“We’re very fortunate that Shinji has decided to play for us for a further three years,” added BVB sporting director Michael Zorc. “Shinji identifies with our club, the city and the fans. He’s also an important role model for our young team.”
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