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EX-CELT’S TRANSFER MOVE – AT 41

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FORMER Celtic favourite Shunsuke Nakamura has just completed his latest transfer move – at the age of 41!

The Japanese international midfielder has left top-flight side Jubilo Iwata to sign for J2 League outfit Yokohama FC, according to a BBC report..

Nakamura, who made his professional debut in 1997, was signed for the Hoops by ex-boss Gordon Strachan from Italian outfit Reggina in the summer of 2005 and spent four years at Parkhead.

The fans idol, who was voted Scotland’s Player of the Year in 2007, won three consecutive championships, two League Cups and a Scottish Cup before leaving for Espanyol. He quit the Spanish club after one season to return to his homeland with Yokohama F Marinos before joining Jubilo Iwata in 2017.

Amazingly, Nalamura is NOT the oldest player at his latest club.

That distinction is held by 52-year-old forward Kazuyoshi Miura, who signed a new contract in January.

Miura, who has made two appearances this season, made his debut in 1986 at Brazilian side Santos and won the last of his 89 Japan caps 19 years ago.

He broke England legend Sir Stanley Matthews’ record as the oldest professional to score a goal in 2017.

 

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