Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton keen on Japanese star.
Premier League trio Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton could be set to move for Japanese midfield star Keisuke Honda this January, after he announced his intention to leave CSKA Moscow, the Daily Star reports.
The 27-year-old was linked with a move to AC Milan over the summer, and has been much-admired throughout Europe for a number of years after his impressive displays with the Japanese national team.
Honda has also performed well in Russia with CSKA, scoring 26 goals in 107 appearances for the club, though he now feels his time in the Russian capital is coming to an end, as he doesn’t expect to remain there beyond the January transfer window.
Although he would not be drawn too much into discussing his future, the Nagoya Grampus midfielder revealed he had several options if he chooses to move this winter.
“I have many choices, but I want to compare as much as possible,” he explained.
“I don’t think there’s a chance I will stay in Russia.
“I just need to focus on the Russian league and the Champions League, so I don’t want to talk about this right now.”
Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton will be hoping to bring Honda to England, though Japanese players have not historically had the best of luck in the Premier League in the past, with Junichi Inamoto flopping at Arsenal in 2002, and Shinji Kagawa currently unable to force his way into the starting lineup at Manchester United.