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Atletico Madrid and Barcelona lead race for Daichi Kamada as Dortmund talks collapse

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada is set to leave the German giants this summer when his current deal runs out.

Frankfurt’s sporting director Markus Krosche recently stated that the club will more likely part ways with the Japanese international this summer.

Borussia Dortmund appeared to be the next destination after rumours emerged that they had reached an agreement with Kamada over a free transfer.

However, Die Borussen’s talks with Kamada have fallen through, and they are no longer the front runners to sign him.

According to Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg, Kamada prefers a move to La Liga, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid keeping tabs on his situation.

Atletico are hot on the trail of Kamada, who has been one of the consistent performers for Frankfurt over the last few seasons.

The 26-year-old was instrumental in Frankfurt’s Europa League triumph last season and has been in excellent form this term.

Scoring in three consecutive games in the Champions League group stage, Kamada helped Oliver Glasner’s side reach the round of 16 before they were eliminated by Napoli.

Kamada has bagged 13 goals and five assists in all competitions while playing in several different positions.

The Japanese international was moved from his preferred attacking midfielder slot to a deeper role this season but has seamlessly adapted.

Atletico’s financial struggles suggest they would not target expensive signings in the summer transfer window.

Kamada presents a great opportunity for Los Rojiblancos to strengthen their midfield at no cost.

Atletico have lacked creativity in the middle of the park for most of the season, with Rodrigo De Paul struggling to live up to the expectations.

Kamada will help Colchoneros solve the issue and add a goal threat to their team.

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