Espanyol loan Nakamura to Yokohama

MADRID - Espanyol have agreed to loan Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura to his former club Yokohama F-Marinos, the La Liga club said on their website on Friday.

Nakamura snubbed his boyhood team to join Espanyol last June but has languished on the bench and wants first-team football with the World Cup less than four months away.

Japanese media have reported that Yokohama will pay just over $2 million for the loan deal.