Shunsuke Nakamura has thanked Espanyol fans for their support after completing his move to Yokohama Marinos.

In an open letter to fans, the Japan international admitted he had hoped to stay longer with the Spanish Liga club.

"Going back to my country I will need to continue to develop my passion for football. It happened earlier than expected and there remains the feeling that you did not see the real Nakamura," said the Japan international midfielder.