The midfielder will finally get the chance to make it big…
Milan have been linked with a January cut-price move for CSKA Moscow’s midfielder Keisuke Honda.
Ghanaian star Kevin-Prince Boateng, who has already attracted the interest of new power-brokers Monaco, has repeatedly expressed desire to leave Italy due to racial abuse. Honda might be just what Milan need to replace the 26-year-old hitman.
The Italian side came very close to signing Honda back in 2010, but he eventually decided to stay in Russia. Few Premier League clubs and couple Italians, such as Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton, Fiorentina, Lazio, have also been geared up for his signature.
However, it is now that Milan have been granted the opportunity to snap the CSKA star in their traditional way – on a Bosman deal.
The Japanese international has a contract expiring in December 2013 and according to reports in Asia, has no intention of extending his Russia stay. It remains to be seen if the Rossoneri make an out-of-the-blue offer in the summer, which could easily tempt the Russian Premier League champions or witness Honda’s arrival in 2014.
Either way, Calciomercato says that the Black Samurai ace has already agreed to join Milan. Whilst, Tuttomercatoweb revealed that player’s representative is on his way to Italy so as to discuss matters and intentions over a possible deal.
Honda, who turns 27 on 13 June, netted seven goals in 15 games in all competitions the past season.