Keisuke Honda: Paris Saint-Germain isn't a 'big club'

The CSKA Moscow man, who scored four goals for Japan in June, made the bold declaration less than one month before he faces the Ligue 1 runners-up in pre-season
Japanese attacker Keisuke Honda appears to have ruled out a summer transfer to French giants Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sponichi.

The 26-year-old CSKA Moscow man, dressed in his trademark white suit and sunglasses, gave the unexpected statement to reporters at Tokyo's Narita Airport as he prepared to join his team-mates in Russia.

"Where's the big club?" said Honda, responding to a reporter who suggested that a good showing in CSKA's upcoming training match against the Ligue 1 runners-up in Austria on July 14 could increase the possibility of a summer transfer.

Honda added: "I never considered PSG to be that sort of club."

The bleach-blonde playmaker made headlines last month as well, claiming that he "would also fit in at a big club" following the announcement of Shinji Kagawa's transfer to Manchester United.

But after over half a year of rehabilitation following knee surgery late last summer, Honda may still have a long way to go before a Premier League or Serie A side makes an offer generous enough to convince the notoriously stingy CSKA front office to part with their star asset.

"I have a lot to do before Japan plays Iraq (on September 11)," the player said before boarding his flight. "First I have to prepare for the league."

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