West Ham United may well be regretting the decision not to sign Daichi Kamada in the summer after he impressed recently in a game.
Back in July, insider ExWHUemployee reported that the Hammers were interested in signing the midfielder from German club Eintracht Frankfurt.
However, they didn’t manage to get a deal done with the club spending big money on other areas of the pitch, while also signing midfielder Lucas Paqueta from Lyon as an alternative attacking midfielder.
Seeing as Kamada has been so impressive recently, and Paqueta is yet to make a huge impact, David Moyes may well regret his decisions. TIF has decided to take a look at why exactly.
TIF thoughts on Daichi Kamada and West Ham United…
In just six Bundesliga games for Frankfurt this term, Kamada has already scored four goals and provided three assists. Most notably, however, he stood out with a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over Stuttgart most recently, which landed him in SofaScore’s Bundesliga Team of the Week.
In that game, according to SofaScore, the midfielder had 89 per cent accurate passing, 2 shots on target (scoring with one), created one big chance, had two clearances, and made two tackles – his display being enough to get him in the team of the week.
While West Ham didn’t sign Kamada, they did spend a reported club-record fee of €60m (£51.3m) on Paqueta. So far, though, the Brazilian has struggled to impress with zero goal contributions in his first five outings for the club. In the Premier League, his average SofaScore match rating is at a lowly 6.57 (compared to Kamada’s 7.15).
Of course, it’s still early days yet for Paqueta, and he may still come good. Regardless of that, though, Moyes may come to regret not signing Kamada.