Manchester United ‘trying to persuade’ Eintracht Frankfurt playmaker Daichi Kamada to snub Borussia Dortmund
Manchester United are ‘trying to persuade’ Eintracht Frankfurt star Daichi Kamada to snub a transfer to Borussia Dortmund, according to the Daily Mail’s Sami Mokbel via UtdPlug on Twitter (h/t Manchester Evening News).
The Japan international’s current contract with Die Adler expires in the summer of 2023 (transfermarkt). He is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. BVB have a verbal agreement with the 26-year-old at the moment.
However, the Red Devils are trying to hijack the Signal Iduna Park side’s move. Premier League rivals Chelsea are also interested in bringing the attacking midfielder to Stamford Bridge.
Kamada made his way to the Bundesliga in the summer of 2017. The Japanese did not play much in his first season at the Waldstadion and was subsequently sent on loan.
Since then, the playmaker has been a key player for Frankfurt. In the previous campaign, the 26-year-old was in fine form as Die Adler went on to lift the Europa League title.
This season, the attacking midfielder has once again shone for Oliver Glasner’s team. He has made 32 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 13 goals and providing five assists.
Last summer, United bolstered their engine room with the arrival of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro. The duo have become pivotal to Erik ten Hag’s plans at the Old Trafford side in the current campaign.
However, on the bench, the Red Devils do not seem to have a lot of quality to call upon. Fred, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek have been inconsistent over the years. In January, we ended up getting Marcel Sabitzer on loan.
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Kamada is a versatile midfielder. He is capable of playing as a number 10 as well as a number eight. Therefore, the 26-year-old’s versatility makes him a decent option to have on the bench. It remains to be seen whether we will be able to beat Dortmund to the Japanese’s signature.