Eintracht Frankfurt have announced that Daichi Kamada will not extend his contract and will leave the club at the end of the season.
On Kamada’s decision, Frankfurt sporting director Markus Krösche said: “Daichi Kamada has developed into a very good Bundesliga player at Eintracht Frankfurt in recent years and had his share in the sporting development of the club – with the peak of the Europa League victory last year. We would have liked to see Daichi at Eintracht in the future, but the interests of the player did not go hand in hand with it. We thank him”
Kamada joined Frankfurt in 2017 from Sagan Tosu in Japan for €1.60m. He would spend a year on loan at the Belgian side Sint-Truiden in 2018 before establishing himself in the Frankfurt team in 2019. Kamada’s time at Frankfurt saw him win the DFB Pokal and the Europa League last season.
This season the 26-year-old has played 38 times for Frankfurt scoring 13 and assisting five. In total, he has played 170 times for Frankfurt during his stagnated five-year spell at the club.
The Japan international’s future is yet to be decided as he has attracted interest from Bundesliga clubs such as Borussia Dortmund as well as clubs from abroad in Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.
Kamada is one of three players Frankfurt will lose on a free transfer in the summer with defenders Evan Ndicka and Almamy Touré also not extending their contracts.
GGFN | Jack Meenan