Leeds United are interested in a deal to bring Daichi Kamada to Elland Road in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report by Football Insider, who claim that a recruitment source has revealed Leeds are plotting a bid for the Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder at the end of the current campaign – if the Whites remain a Premier League side next season.
The report goes on to state that Victor Orta will be sending one of his scouts to watch the 25-year-old in Frankfurt’s Europa League semi-final second leg fixture against West Ham United on Thursday evening, while Jesse Marsch is already said to be aware of the Japan international from his time in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig.
With Leeds already having been linked with moves for the likes of RB Salzburg’s Brenden Aaronson and Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson, it is clear to see that Orta and Marsch are looking to bring a new attacking midfielder to the club this summer.
And, considering how impressive Kamada has been in Germany this season, the 25-year-old would indeed appear to make a fantastic addition to Marsch’s current options in the position.
Indeed, over his 30 Bundesliga appearances this term, the £19.8m-rated forward has been in fine form for Oliver Glasner’s side, scoring four goals, registering two assists and creating four big chances for his teammates, in addition to taking an average of 1.2 shots, 1.0 key passes and completing 0.9 dribbles per game.
These returns have seen the £7.4k-per-week midfielder who has been dubbed like “Messi inside the area” average a SofaScore match rating of 6.87, ranking him as Eintracht’s ninth-best performer in the German top flight.
However, it has been over his 11 Europa League appearances in which Kamada has really caught the eye, with the 16-time capped international scoring five goals – including the winner at the London Stadium – providing one assist and averaging a highly impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.10.
As such, it is clear for all to see that a player of Kamada’s undoubted ability would be a signing Marsch would love to get over the line this summer, leading us to believe that, should Leeds go on to seal their place in the Premier League next season, Orta must do all he can to land the 27-year-old.