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Jubilo make multi-year offer for veteran Nakamura

Kyodo

Yokohama F. Marinos have received an offer for playmaker Shunsuke Nakamura from J. League first division rivals Jubilo Iwata, sources said Sunday.

Jubilo’s offer for the 38-year-old former Japan international and Celtic player is for more than one year, according to the sources. Nakamura and Iwata manager Hiroshi Nanami have a strong bond as former teammates on the national side, both having worn the No. 10 shirt for Japan.

This season, Nakamura was limited to 19 league games by injuries to his left knee and both ankles. He scored four goals.

Jubilo managed to survive relegation this season, finishing 13th out of 18, six points above the drop zone. Marinos achieved mid-table anonymity in 10th place.