Insider ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham United are interested in signing midfielder Daichi Kamada.
It seems as though the Hammers are keeping a close eye on Eintracht Frankfurt’s star players this summer, with The Guardian them to a possible move for Filip Kostic.
However, according to Ex, a transfer involving Kamada could be particular inciting due to the commercial rewards of signing Japan international.
Indeed, when speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex outlined how exactly it could all play out financially for the Premier League club.
He said (08:05): “We are interested in other players from Frankfurt. I believe there’s an interest in the Japanese midfielder Kamada.
“Again, they are going to want a lot of money for him. And he comes with the extra financial incentive of being Japanese. Therefore you get a lot of merchandise sold in Asia, as a result of having a player from that country. So I think there’s interest in him.”
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Another Asian player to play in the Premier League is of course Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur. And considering the commercial impact he has helped Spurs have in South Korea, it’s easy to see why financial incentives could be considered by West Ham when possibly signing Kamada.
Of course, there will be more than just money taken into account though. Indeed, the Frankfurt midfielder also seems to be a quality talent having won the Europa League last season – beating West Ham in the semi-final and playing the full 90 minutes in each leg.
Taking it all into account, there are strong footballing and commercial reasons for West Ham to make a move for the Japan star who has 19 caps for his country. This one certainly could be a deal to keep an eye out for.