Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder, Daichi Kamada has blamed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for blocking a potential move to Tottenham this summer in an interview with Bild.
Kamada, 25, netted five goals and notched 15 assists in the Bundesliga last season and is currently under contract for another two years at Frankfurt.
Those numbers placed the Japanese international firmly on Spurs’ radar over the summer, which led to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side considering a bid for the £26 million-rated midfielder.
Spurs have lacked a playmaker in the side since Christian Eriksen’s departure and potentially saw Kamada as an option to fill the gaping void. However, ultimately, a transfer never came to fruition, with the midfielder staying put in Germany.
However, in an interview with German publication Bild, Kamada revealed his agent ‘held many talks’ with sides over a transfer this summer, but blamed the pandemic for getting in the way of anything materialising.
Kamada said: “My agent held many talks, but it [securing a transfer] was difficult due to corona. Now it’s clear that I’m staying, and I’m focusing 100 per cent on Eintracht.”
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Kamada is an option that has gone relatively under the radar, with more ‘attractive’ names typically appearing as reported targets. At that price point, he certainly would have been a useful option to have in the squad, though, with Spurs often having trouble generating chances during games from midfield.
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