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Keisuke Honda all but set for Seattle and MLS!

Seattle seems to be the destination for Milan’s forgotten man

AC Milan v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

The MLS season is just a few days away and the Seattle Sounders might be making a move for Keisuke Honda according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The size of the compensation paid to the Rossoneri for the services of the Japanese attacking midfielder remains to be seen, but it is clearly better for Milan and Honda that he leaves now, for a cut-price fee rather than bench warming at the San Siro for the rest of the year.

Following his move to Milan and Italy’s Serie A from CSKA Moscow back in 2014 - Keisuke Honda looked to be on an upward trajectory with the world, truly at his feet.

Much like his current club though, Honda has stagnated and although he has made nearly 100 appearances in the red and black of Milan, he’s only managed 95 minutes of football this entire season.

Honda will be a much better fit over on the Pacific Coast for the Seattle Sounders who are looking to defend their position at the top of Major League Soccer over in the States.

Keisuke, although talented, won’t be much of a miss for Milan who have found more use from loan stars Lucas Ocampos and Gerard Deulofeu out wide.

Like everything though, the final sign-off on the deal hangs in the balance as ‘ownership of the club’ will have the final say on the deal and that could leave it up to Berlusconi or Sino-Europe, who should be taking over AC Milan within the next few weeks.