By Pranav Shahaney

15th Nov, 2022 | 5:10pm

Leeds United target Daichi Kamada issues update on potential January transfer

Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur target Daichi Kamada admits that he wants to stay at Eintracht Frankfurt until the end of the season.

While the attacker accepts that there could be talks with clubs over the winter, a move in January is not on the cards for the Japan international.

Kamada has also gone on record to state that he’s in talks over an extension at Frankfurt – leaving the door open for numerous scenarios in the future.

He told German media outlet Sport1, “I’m staying in Frankfurt this season. Even if there could be talks with other clubs in winter, I’m not interested in leaving immediately. I’ve already decided that I want to finish the season with this coach and this team.

“I am much more demanding than you think when it comes to the clubs I would like to switch to. There have been talks and contacts with big clubs for two years.

“Of course we are in talks about extending the contract. After my performance, that’s not a big surprise either.”

On the move?

The Express reported on 22 September that both Leeds and Spurs were exploring the possibilities of signing the Japan international.

By his comments, it’s pretty clear that he does not want to commit one way or another but it seems like he’s very much a player who’s exploring his options.

He has mentioned talking to big clubs, but we do not know if Leeds have progressed that far with their interest for the 26-year-old.

Regardless, they must keep all options open and be in touch with his representatives as he could suddenly decide that he wants out of the Bundesliga club.

Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic also waxed lyrical following Kamada’s brace against Arsenal in 2019.

He said via the Bundesliga website, “He waited so long for his first goals, perhaps the dam’s broken. He was brilliant, he’s a fantastic player.”

With 11 goal contributions in 14 league games this season, Kamada is clearly someone who’s in the thick of it in the final third and he would be an important signing for Leeds.

In other Leeds United news, a first-team defender may not have long left at Elland Road after “Awful” footage emerges from last week, making a January transfer imperative.