Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shun-Celtic Cashamora

Celtic Midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura is set to quit Scotland FOR JAPAN at just 30 years old. Join me to speculate why, after the jump.

Nakamura currently has a ankle injury that is strapped before every game and the Japanese middy fears that his career could end short if he continues to play in the wet conditions that Scotland offers him weekly. Of course we all know that it doesn't rain in Japan.

But it will this week! Why would he be playing injured? Surely Celtic would rather have a fit Shunsuke, no? Even with the expense of a lay-off for treatment?

So is the weather the real reason or does Shunsuke want out Parkhead? Could the team in his desired destination be offering him lots of money? Nothing screams ambition like a move to the Yokohama Morino's right?

"I want to play football for a long time but at the moment my right ankle is giving me problems. I have to get it heavily strapped before every game I play in. I want to be the best I can be and I'm not able to do that right now. It is frustrating."
- Nakamura yesterday.

Oh, so he wants to be the best he can be! Then the J-League is the right place. After all, Gary Lineker thought so didn't he? When Nagoya Grampus Eight offered him a handsome salary and gave Tottenham 5 million smackers back in 1991. Nothing like a final pay day to bring out the bullshit, regardless of the language it's spoken in.



Mike Georger said...

im pretty sure he had said a while ago that when his contract ran out after this season he wanted to return to his old club back home and finish his career there, not quite sure where the anger is coming from here. he has done well enough at celtic and won enough for them that i doubt their fans would be too angry with him for making good on what he has long said he would do

Bigus Dickus said...

Not angry, just pointig out a lack of ambition. GRRRRRRRRR.

Mike Georger said...

fair enough. i think he has accomplished all he can in scotland, and its pretty evident they cant really compete in europe sadly. i think he realizes it will be difficult for him to break into any side with a better chance of european success than what celtic have.

ive always liked him though, hes like the asian juninho (no way thats spelled right)

Matt said...

He has said he wants to raise his kids in Japan. Marinos seem to think they can work out a deal in January, but Strachan has been quoted as saying he expects Naka to play out the rest of his contract.