KEISUKE HONDA has agreed to make sacrifices and it seems that the Japanese could join in the next few days.
It seemed like a stuck deal but yesterday there was a twist and a breakthrough was made in the Keisuke Honda-Milan transfer and once again it seems very possible that the player will join the Rossoneri in the summer and not in January.
CSKA were reluctant to drop a dime off their requested €5m price for Honda, whose contract ends on December 31st, but after the player told his club that he wants to leave immediately a few times it looks as though the clubs can meet halfway.
Milan’s initial request was €3 million but according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and il Corriere dello Sport, il Diavolo have decided to raise the offer to €4 million (the Rome-based paper claims an agreement has already been reached). The reason for the new offer is believed to be Robinho’s injury, and it’s said that Milan will try to have Honda already for the USA.
Adriano Galliani and Umberto Gandini, who has great relations with CSKA Moscow, will most likely meet with the President of the Russian club either today or tomorrow in Germany. Meanwhile, according to La Gazzetta, Honda has agreed to lower his agreed wages from €2.5 million per season to €1.8 million a season (contract until 2017) and that also allowed Milan to bridge the gap with CSKA. Honda is keen on playing with Milan in the Champions League and his wish can be fulfilled.
As for the Matias Silvestre signing, that was yesterday made official after the player had put pen to paper, Milan will pay €1 million for the loan of the player with the buy-out clause set at €4 million. Silvestre, 28, will be earning €1.5m a season.