Eintracht Frankfurt are furthering their Japanese affinity by signing Daichi Kamada from J-League club Sagan Tosu on a four-year contract.
The midfielder follows in the footsteps of Naohiro Takahara, Junichi Inamoto, Takashi Inui and Makoto Hasebe by signing for the Eagles. The 20-year-old, who has scored three goals in 15 J-League outings this season, cannot wait to continue the trend of Japanese talents in the Bundesliga.
"Frankfurt are a great team and it's going to be a great place for him to start his career," said Sagan Tosu president Minoru Takehara at a press conference.
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Kamada will complete the move after making one more outing for Sagan Tosu, against Urawa on 25 June. There, he will get to say goodbye to the Japanese club's fans, who are set to give him a warm send-off for the next stage in his career. "It's important that a European club with such a rich history think so highly of him," said Sagan coach Massimo Ficcadenti. "I hope he takes this opportunity to develop."