Newcastle believe they are frontrunners to land free agent ahead of Liverpool

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Newcastle United are reportedly confident that they’re leading the race for the transfer of Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Daichi Kamada.

The Japan international has impressed in his time in the Bundesliga, and he’s close to becoming a free agent.

This has alerted the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona, but latest reports suggest Newcastle believe they’re the frontrunners for Kamada’s signature ahead of the summer.

The Magpies could do with adding more quality and creativity to their side as they’re a little overly reliant on Bruno Guimaraes in that department.

Kamada seems ideal, though Newcastle have also been linked with James Maddison, who is proven in the Premier League.

Discussing the Kamada situation in his exclusive CaughtOffside column today, Fabrizio Romano suggested a final decision would come later.

“Daichi Kamada’s contract expires in June, this is why there are many clubs linked and interested,” Romano said.

“Nothing is advanced or decided yet, there are clubs in England, Italy and Germany keeping an eye on him. But the feeling is the decision will be made later this year.”

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