Celtic prospect Aidan Nesbitt explains why Shunsuke Nakamura is his idol

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Celtic's Aidan Nesbitt has revealed his admiration for Shunsuke Nakamura.

Celtic youngster Aidan Nesbitt has told the club's official website that he grew up admiring former Bhoys cult hero Shunsuke Nakamura.

Nesbitt, 18, is one of Celtic's hottest prospects having starred for the club's youth team, and the forward has been tipped as a star of the future as a result.

It doesn't seem like it will be long before Nesbitt is making an impact in the Celtic first team, and the Bhoys' official website have attempted to give fans an insight in to who Nesbitt is.

In a question and answer session, Nesbitt was asked who his Celtic idol is, having grown up supporting the Bhoys - and his answer will be a popular one.

Nesbitt admitted that whilst he liked Aiden McGeady and Stiliyan Petrov, his true Bhoys hero was Japanese playmaker Shunsuke Nakamura.

A 2005 arrival from Reggina, Nakamura hit 34 goals in 166 games from midfield, with a number of long range goals and free kicks dazzling the Celtic fans.

Nakamura remains a cult hero at Celtic after a superb spell with the club, and he is even still playing back in Japan with Yokohama F. Marinos - and Nesbitt explained why he loved Nakamura so much whilst growing up as a boyhood Celtic fan.

"I’ve been a season ticket holder for Celtic all my life and growing up watching Shunsuke Nakamura on the wing was incredible," said Nesbitt. "His ball control and dribbling was amazing. That’s how I want to play football. I loved watching the wingers at that time because we had Nakamura on one wing and Aidan McGeady on the other but even that when I was younger I remember watching Stiliyan Petrov dictating games for fun."

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