Keisuke Honda has been linked with a transfer to West Ham in January, and he has discussed the chances of a potential transfer whilst speaking to Calciomercato.
He said: “Let me be clear, once and for all. I will not leave AC Milan of my will. I arrived here with great motivation, and the desire to leave a mark . If I am told that I am longer welcome, I'll look around [for an exit].”
The 29-year-old midfielder, a Japanese international, has played 56 times for Milan, but this season has seen him fall out of favour at the club.
He has started only four league games, and it appears as if Milan are hoping to sell him in January. The TMW report claims that he has actually been offered to the Premier League, and this could speed up the chances of a transfer.
Honda has said that leaving Milan will only come if they no longer want him at the club, and offering him away is a suggestion that the Italian giants do hope to sell him.
Honda has an impressive career behind him, although his time in Serie A is the only spell he has enjoyed in one of Europe’s top leagues. He would hardly be a marquee signing for the Hammers, but would be a solid back-up option for Slaven Bilic’s first-choice players.
Honda will only leave if Milan offer him out, which they reportedly have already done, and all the signs point to West Ham signing the playmaker in January.