Scientist offered to give Nobel Prize to player if he snubbed the likes of Spurs

Nobel Prize-winning chemist Benjamin List offered to give his award to Tottenham target Daichi Kamada if he signed a new contract at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Some football fans opt to get tattoos of the players who have stayed loyal to their club but List made a unique promise to Kamada, claiming he would give his Nobel Prize award to the Japanese international if he stuck around at his beloved Frankfurt.

Daichi Kamada
Alex Grimm/Getty Images

The attacking midfielder’s current contract at Deutsche Bank Park runs out in June and Sport 1 journalist Christopher Michel reported two weeks ago that the 27-year-old has decided that he will not be renewing his contract.

Tottenham were thought to be monitoring Kamada’s situation but reports indicated that the North London club would face competition from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Newcastle United for the player’s signature (90 min).

However, had the midfielder decided to commit his future to the Bundesliga club, he apparently would have received a Nobel Prize for his troubles. 

List, who received the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis told Sport Bild: “Daichi Kamada – if he went, that would break my heart. I wanted to take the opportunity today to put my medal on the scales; if he stays, I’ll give it to him.”

Keep up to date with all the latest Tottenham news and opinion by following SpursWeb’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Related Topics
Have something to tell us about this article? Let us know