Keisuke Honda admits he has failed to live up to expectations at AC Milan and is not sure if the club will want to keep him this summer.
Reported Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United target Keisuke Honda has admitted, via ESPN, that he is unsure as to whether AC Milan will be interested in keeping him this summer due to his underwhelming form.
When the Japanese international left CSKA Moscow to move to the San Siro in January 2014 he was billed as one of the most exciting midfield prospects in Europe, but his time in Italy has been disappointing.
The 29-year-old scored just a single goal in 30 Serie A appearances this season, and speculation that he could be set to leave Milan in the summer began to surface midway through the campaign.
It was claimed earlier this season that Honda had been offered to Premier League sides Spurs and West Ham in the January transfer window but that the midfielder had been determined to stay and fight to turn his Milan career around.
Then, in the final months of the season, a report from Italy emerged claiming that the Italian side were set on moving Honda on and that both London clubs were keen on a move for the man who has won 80 caps for his country.
Now, Honda himself has spoken out over his future, and his comments are likely to pique the interest of Spurs and the Hammers as he admitted that he is far from confident of being a Milan player when next season kicks off in two months' time.
The midfielder said, as quoted by ESPN: "I've been playing for AC Milan for two years. I'm not very satisfied with my performance, this is what I acknowledge about myself.
"Therefore I am not sure if my team will want to keep me, And I am not sure about the future of my career, so right now I can't tell you about what will happen next."
Honda is currently undergoing rehabilitation after picking up an injury at the end of the season, but would be fit to start the Premier League season if any concrete interest came in from either Tottenham or West Ham.
Though he has stuttered in recent years, Honda is undoubtedly still a fine technical player, and perhaps the Olympic Stadium would be a more likely destination that White Hart Lane as the Hammers continue their quest to raise their profile on and off the pitch.