Lazio Capture Daichi Kamada on Bosman Deal

Lazio officially announced the acquisition of former Eintracht Frankfurt ace Daichi Kamada on a free transfer on Friday night. The Japan international has become the club’s third summer signing after Valentin Castellanos and Diego Gonzalez.

Kamada’s future has been at the forefront of the newspaper headlines in Italy this summer. He seemed one step away from joining Milan at the start of the summer before the management shift at San Siro disrupted a deal. The new Rossoneri hierarchy pulled the plug on his arrival. 

After Milan pulled out of the race, Inter have passed on the opportunity to sign Kamada despite being offered a chance. Even Lazio seemed unconvinced by the possibility of landing the 26-year-old in late July. However, Maurizio Sarri’s men have had a sudden change of heart.

Sarri is desperate to bolster his frontline, but options are running thin. Sassuolo’s excessive demands for Domenico Berardi have priced Lazio out of a move. Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi was another alternative, but Biancocelesti are close to losing that battle to Fulham. 

Financial limitations have forced Lazio to backtrack on a deal for Kamada. During his six-year stint at Frankfurt, the versatile forward established himself among the best-performing attackers in the Bundesliga. As a vital part of Oliver Glasner’s set-up last season, he tallied 16 goals and seven assists in 47 competitive appearances.

Kamada is now ready to embark on a new chapter in Serie A after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract at Lazio.

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