Gianluca Di Carlo, the agent of Daichi Kamada, spoke about the midfielder’s uncertain summer transfer window and the eventual move to Lazio.
The 27-year-old Japanese midfielder left Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer at the start of July and seemed destined to make the move to Milan, until changes at a management level caused their transfer strategy to change, leaving the player in an awkward spot.
Lazio decided to pick up Kamada at the start of August, helped by Japanese kit provider Mizuno, and he’s quickly shown a number of positives under Maurizio Sarri, looking to be the best signing of the window.
Speaking in an interview with SportItalia (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Kamada’s agent Di Carlo reflected on the summer transfer window and explained what happened to his client before the move to Lazio.
The player was a free transfer and many clubs had gone for him: Milan, Liverpool, Benfica, Real Sociedad.
The Rossoneri changed management and I understand that there were no longer references for the agreements that had been made.
In all this, Lazio sniffed out the deal and his entourage immediately liked the idea. Not without the interference of many clubs. On the other hand, we are talking about a player who would normally be worth €27-28 million.
The skill was in waiting for him. While everyone was putting pressure on him, it was good of Lazio to wait for him.
You also have to know the different mentality of different people, of different nationalities: an Italian is different from a Brazilian or a Japanese person. When he came back from Japan, he decided for the Biancocelesti.
Kamada has already seen 498 minutes of action across 10 games for Lazio this season, scoring a goal and providing an assist.