Nigel De Jong is happy with the fact that his club AC Milan has secured the services of the Japanese attacking midfielder Keisuke Honda.
The Milan management confirmed the signing of Honda a few days ago.
The Rossoneri didn’t have to pay any transfer fee to sign the Japanese international as he had already completed his contract at his previous club CSKA Moscow.
The 27 years old playmaker had been playing for CSKA since the last 3 years, but, at the start of this summer, he had made it clear that he was not going to renew his contract with the Russian club and would look to move to a bigger league.
During his time at CSKA, Honda achieved quite a lot of success. He made as many as 94 League appearances there and found the net 20 times. These are not poor numbers for a midfielder by any means.
AC Milan’s performance in the ongoing season has been really disappointing. They haven’t won even 25% of the league matches they have played so far in the season and they are at no. 13 in the Serie A points table at this point of time. They would certainly be hoping that Honda brings some fresh energy in their camp and help them bounce back.
When Jong was asked about Honda’s signing, he said, “I think he is a very talented player. A few weeks back, I had got the opportunity to play against him and I must say I liked the looks of him.”
“He is a versatile player and he has the ability to find the net from difficult positions. That’s a rare ability. I am glad that he has joined us and I hope that he makes vital contributions for us this season.”