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Japanese legend on his way to joining Indonesia Liga 1

Japanese legend on his way to joining Indonesia Liga 1

The journeyman Keisuke Honda is now in talks for a move to Persija Jakarta – a decorated club playing in the top flight of Indonesian football.

After a failed period of time in the Netherlands in the shirt of Vitesse earlier on, talks are being conducted in order to secure Honda a move to South East Asia to regain his fitness.

He mentioned at the start of the season, that his goal of 2020 is to be the overage player participating in the Japan Olympics football team in his homeland. It will be his last participation and dedication as the football player for the Japanese football after the retirement shortly after World Cup 2018 if he were called up.

Japanese legend on his way to joining Indonesia Liga 1

Reaching the dawn of the career hasn’t been an easy task for Keisuke Honda. He took the job as the Cambodia manager while still playing in Australia for Melbourne Victory.

As a manager, he brought a fresh face to the South East Asia side in the style of play, but the results are not as significant and conspicuous as the impact. Later on, he needed the help of social media, namely Twitter, as the last resort to help to save his playing career.

Japanese legend on his way to joining Indonesia Liga 1

At the age of 33, fitness might not be on the Japanese player’s side, as it was proven in the Eredivisie. But should he sign for Persija Jakarta, his international experience and tactical prowess will certainly help the two-time Indonesian League winner back to their glory days, after finished at the bottom half last season?