Honda will succeed at AC Milan, says De Jong

The Netherlands international believe the attacking midfielder has what it takes to make an impact with the San Siro outfit
Nigel de Jong is confident that Keisuke Honda will be a roaring success at AC Milan.

The Serie A side announced earlier this month that the attacking midfielder will leave CSKA Moscow for Milan on a free transfer come January and De Jong believes his new team-mate will prove to be a shrewd signing for the Rossoneri.

"I met Keisuke Honda about two weeks ago in a friendly between Holland and Japan and I have to say he’s a strong player," De Jong said on Milan's official Google+ account.

"He has a great left foot and I think he’ll do well with Milan.

"He’ll be welcome here. He can score and he’ll be important for us."

The 27-year-old Japan international started his professional career at Nagoya Grampus and also wore the VVV jersey before joining CSKA in January 2010.

Honda has signed a contract until June 2017 with Milan, who face Inter in Serie A on Sunday evening.