Honda to finally join AC Milan in January
CEO Adriano Galliani of AC Milan, a soccer club in Italy clearly stated December 11 that an attacking midfielder Keisuke Honda of Japan's national team who belongs to CSKA Moscow will join the club in January 2014.
Galliani told reporters "Honda will be a Milan player on January 3 and will wear the No.10 jersey." and confirmed that the contract had been concluded.
Honda's contract with CSKA Moscow will expire in December. Although his transfer to Milan couldn't be realized in the summer transfer market, his transfer in the winter after the expiration of the contract has been considered a sure thing. Because CSKA finished its last match of the season on December 10, Galliani seems to have made a substantially official announcement.
After shining with Nagoya Grampu, Honda wore the VVV jersey before joining CSKA in January 2010. AC Milan will have a match against Atalanta of Serie A on January 6. It is possible that we can see Honda wearing the No.10 jersey of AC Milan at the earliest.
明言する: clearly state
攻撃的ミッドフィールダー : attacking midfielder
日本代表チーム : Japan's national team
加入する : join
移籍 : transfer
契約満了: expiration of a contract
確実視される : be considered a sure thing
正式発表 : official announcement
～で活躍する : shine with
（サッカー）のユニフォーム : jersey
～との試合 : a match against
早ければ : at the earliest