Lazio will be able to rely on Daichi Kamada in January, as the midfielder has surprisingly not been inserted in the Japan squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup. His presence will be more helpful than usual considering that Luis Alberto is currently nursing a thigh injury and will sit out a few games. On the other hand, the future of the former Eintracht Frankfurt star continues to hang in the balance, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.
The playmaker expected something different when he joined the Biancocelesti in terms of playing time and competitiveness. While he anticipated his new side fighting to qualify for the Champions League, they are currently ninth in the standings.
The situation could push Kamada and Lazio to seek a way out in January considering his particular contract. The team wouldn’t get anything if he opted against activating his option at the end of the season, becoming a free agent.
The capital club has earmarked Gremio’s Pepe should they need to add to their midfield. While he’s currently extra-EU, he could obtain an Italian passport by the end of the window. He has recorded 2 goals and 2 assists in 31 appearances this year.
The Biancocelesti touched base for Lazar Samardzic. However, he’s very expensive and close to Napoli.
Our Take on Lazio and Kamada
While he might have bowed out to do his team a solid in a time of need, a possible departure is a stronger justification for his omission.
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