Sources: Leeds United plot move to sign Frankfurt star Daichi Kamada
Leeds United are plotting a move for Eintracht Frankfurt star Daichi Kamada this summer if they stay up, Football Insider understands.
The 25-year-old scored the winner for Frankfurt in their Europa League semi-final first leg win over West Ham last week.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Leeds will be among the club sending scouts to watch him in action in this week’s second leg.
Manager Jesse Marsch is an admirer of Kamada and well aware of the attacking midfielder from his time working in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig.
Leeds are in the market for midfield reinforcements this summer and they see Kamada as someone who could add creativity and goals to their side.
Kamada’s goal at the London Stadium was his ninth of the season across all competitions, including five in the Europa League.
The Japan international is under contract at Frankfurt until the summer of 2023.
Leeds have been heavily reliant on Raphinha for goals this season with Patrick Bamford injured for the vast majority of the campaign.
Raphinha has scored 10 and provided assists for a further three of the Whites’ 38 Premier League goals this term.
Kamada has proven his goalscoring ability with 24 goals in 128 games across all competitions for Frankfurt since he signed from Japanese side Sagan Tosu in the summer of 2017.
He has chipped in with a further 26 assists and has been a key part of the side that are on the brink of the Europa League final.
They go into today’s game with West Ham with a 2-1 lead and are 90 minutes away from the final in Seville.