Keisuke Honda has been inconsistent throughout his senior career, but the Japanese star could be answer to Tottenham’s No. 2 striker issues.
It’s no big secret that Mauricio Pochettino is looking to replace Emmanuel Adebayor on the Tottenham lineup, and he may be closer to making that happen after zeroing in on AC Milan’s Keisuke Honda as his new attacker.
According to the Metro, Tottenham Hotspur have made a bid the 29-year-old Japanese attacking midfielder/forward. The Spurs have been determined to bring more scoring threats to the team to open things up for scoring machine Harry Kane, making offers to the likes of Saido Berahino among others this summer.
Keisuke Honda has reportedly fallen out of favor with AC Milan manager Sinisa Mihajlovic amidst the arrivals of Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano. Honda is coming off a six-goal season in 29 appearances for AC Milan in his second year with the club.
Honda joined AC Milan in 2013 after an underwhelming four-year tenure with CSKA Moscow. Back in 2008-09, Honda recorded 16 goals in 36 appearances for VVV-Venlo.
As a member of the Japanese national team, Honda has 29 goals in 73 caps for the senior team, with 17 of those goals coming since 2013. In 2012, Honda recorded a hat trick against Jordan in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match.