Keisuke Honda: A man in demand
Everton are among a host of clubs chasing Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda
CSKA Moscow's Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda is turning out to be hot property this summer ahead of his contract running out in December.
The attention has been attracted by Honda stalling on a new deal, turning the heads of many big clubs in Europe.
Tottenham, Everton, and Milan are just some of the big names said to be chasing Honda's signature, after he impressed for Japan at the Confederations Cup this year.
He has been a fairly long-term target for Everton, however, as he was a big interest of David Moyes - but Roberto Martinez is also said to be a fan of the player.
It is said that Honda could be available for around £5million, as it is clear he will not last at CSKA until his contract runs out.
As for Honda himself, he is a fantastically talented midfielder.
He is extremely technically gifted, blessed with brilliant ball control and vision, and he's lethal with a dead ball.
He could add a lot to any team's midfield, being able to to play as a deep-lying playmaker, a 'false 9' or in his natural position as a trequartista - a number 10 playing behind the striker.
Compared to his national compatriot Shinji Kagawa, he is not as agile and light on his feet, but still possesses great close control allowing him to wriggle out of tight spots when he needs to.
He has been stringently linked with moves to Milan and Everton to reportedly replace Kevin Prince-Boateng and Marouane Fellaini respectively.
But for his price, he would bring a new dimension to every single club who are said to be interested.
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