Shunsuke Nakamura's achievements stretch well beyond the pitch at Celtic, where he has won two Scottish Premier League titles, one League Cup, helped the Hoops to reach the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time and reached today's Scottish Cup final, where Celtic are the odds-on favourites to beat Dunfermline.
The 28-year-old Japanese playmaker, the most successful and most famous player his country has produced, has notched up a series of landmark "firsts". He was the first Japanese to score in the Champions League, which he did against Manchester United on 13 September last year, with one of the trademark free-kicks that have earned him the nickname "Japan's David Beckham".
Tottenham Hotspur will offer £10M for Nakamura during this off-season. Where the hell does Tottenham get the money for all these transfers? The question has to be posed, no? I wonder if they are in dodgey dealings with Silvio Berlusconi somehow?