Journalist and transfer insider Dean Jones claims Everton should “definitely” in the conversation in sign Daichi Kamada.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I definitely think that Everton have the capability to be in the conversation for a player like that.
“I think that the question will be is that there are obviously other clubs that have him on their radar, and with the World Cup coming up, there may be even more in a few weeks’ time.”
There is no doubt that Everton are crying out for creativity and more goal-scoring opportunities when you take a look at their goals scored compared to their goals conceded in the Premier League so far.
The Toffees currently have the 15th-highest expected goals tally (15.4) in the top flight, scoring just 11 goals which is the second lowest with only Wolverhampton Wanderers finding the net on fewer occasions (8).
As a result, the signing of Kamada in January could be the key to creating a much more consistent and threatening attacking prowess in the final third and Lampard will surely be watching him closely when he competes in the World Cup with Japan over the next few weeks.
The 21-cap Japanese star is comfortable playing in both central attacking midfield or on the left wing making him very similar in his position to the former Chelsea boss’ prodigy Mason Mount.
In fact, the Chelsea talent is the tenth most comparable player to Kamada according to FBref as the pair possess many similar attributes. That said, the Eintracht Frankfurt player who has been “tearing it up”, in the words of MUNDIAL, is actually outperforming Mount in many metrics so far this season.
Kamada has been outperforming Mount in goals scored (7 v 2), shots on target percentage (38.9% v 27.3%), pass completion rate (81% v 75.6%) and shot-creating actions (40 v 30).
The versatile 26-year-old attacker was dubbed a “joy to watch” by journalist Josh Bunting in an analysis of one of his performances for Frankfurt back in August:
“Daichi Kamada is a joy to watch, breaks the lines so well. Intelligent movement in and around the box and he gets goals. He’s been superb for Eintracht Frankfurt tonight, two goals and he’s been the real driving force with his movement. Incredible talent, very composed.”
With that being said, it should be a no-brainer for Farhad Moshiri to sanction the move for Kamada in January as the player could make a huge difference that may be season-defining for the Toffees.