Japanese football superstar Keisuke Honda’s club, Russian side CSKA Moscow, said they are willing to sell the talismanic midfielder, but only for a “reasonable offer”. English club Everton and Italian powerhouse AC Milan are said to be highly interested in getting the services of the Japanese international.
CSKA Moscow general director Roman Babaev said that they are “pleased” with the interest of a club like AC Milan but have not yet reached any final terms with the club. He also said that the club is closely assessing the valuation of the player since he has only six months left in his contract. In an interview with Russian newspaper Sports Express, Babaev said that their position has always been clear. They are willing to let Honda go for a reasonable offer, since his expiring contract definitely affects the 27 year old’s market value. They are also not worried if he does decide to leave the club on a free transfer in six months, after his contract expires. “It is a difficult decision to make – part ways with Honda now or keep him until his contract expires,” Babaev adds. He then says that the ball is in Milan’s court as of the moment.
Honda has been in impressive form for Japan as of late, scoring at the recent Confederations Cup that saw the Samurai Blue exit in the group stages, but not without an impressive showing against eventual semifinalist Italy. Honda also scored the goal that put Japan into the World Cup 2014 finals in Brazil for the fifth consecutive time.
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