Japanese star hopes to secure a transfer to a top club.
CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda says he is hoping to secure a big move to a top European club this summer, Sky Sports reports.
The 27-year-old in currently coming to the end of his contract in the Russian capital, with it expiring in December, meaning that he would be able to leave on a cut price deal during the summer transfer window – or for free in January.
Italian giants AC Milan have been linked, whilst Liverpool are still credited with an interest in the player who is returning from the Confederations Cup after bowing out at the group stage. He bagged one goal during his time in Brazil, and he has admitted that now could be the right time to move on.
“I don’t know where I’ll be taking the next step yet, but I know I’ve got a chance [to play for a big club],” Honda told Japan Times. “I have until August so I’ll wait and see.
“If I go to a big club, I’ll become an infinitely better player. The improvement I’ll make then will be anything but minor.
“I’m the type to soak up everything and anything in my surroundings, and if I play with better players, I’ll get better. It’s how I’ve been able to get this far in my career.”