Tottenham, West Ham reportedly offered deal for Keisuke Honda; should either accept?

Keisuke Honda

AC Milan have reportedly offered Keisuke Honda to English clubs.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, AC Milan have offered Tottenham and West Ham the chance to sign Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda.

Honda, 29, joined Milan from CSKA Moscow in January 2014, having become one of the major stars in Russian football with a host of superb performances for CSKA.

However, the playmaker has struggled to recreate that form at the San Siro, scoring just nine goals in 56 games, whilst he has made only four league starts this season under new Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Now, a January exit seems almost inevitable for Honda, and Tutto Mercato Web believe that Milan are trying to accelerate that process by offering him to other clubs, including Premier League duo Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

Both teams are likely to be in the market for reinforcements in January, but should either of them accept the chance to bring Honda to the Premier League?

Tottenham need striking options more than they need another midfielder, and they wouldn't necessarily need Honda's set-piece ability considering that they already have Christian Eriksen as their chief playmaker and dead ball master.

Given the form of Mousa Dembele and the emergence of Dele Alli, who can also play further forward, Honda would be a luxury for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, whilst at 29, he doesn't really fit Tottenham's model of signing young players with potential.

However, West Ham could be in the market for a proven playmaker in January, with Dimitri Payet ruled out for at least three months with an ankle injury - and Honda could be the man to fill that gap.

Even if it's just on loan until the end of the season, Honda could step in to Payet's place and give Slaven Bilic's men the creative spark they will need without Frenchman Payet, who has been superb so far this season.

It remains to be seen whether either club step up their interest in Honda after Milan's offer to sign him, but West Ham should certainly be exploring the possibility of a loan deal for the Japanese superstar, whilst Spurs should be looking elsewhere in January, given the options they already have.

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