Despite the ‘Lee Kang-In’ speculation, Milan are targeting a different player.
“AC Milan are close to signing Daichi Kamada (26, Frankfurt),” Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who is well versed in the transfer market, said on Aug. 25 (KST). They also want Ruben Loftus-Cheek (27, Chelsea), he added.
Japan international midfielder Kamada is having a decent season. He has 16 goals and six assists in 45 appearances. He’s second on the team in scoring behind Randall Kolo Moani.
In addition to his scoring prowess, Kamada’s strength is his versatility. This season, he has moved between attacking midfield and central midfield. At times, he has also played as a left back. His style of play is simple and sensible rather than flashy. He was initially linked to fellow Bundesliga side Dortmund.
However, the move to AC Milan is closer. AC Milan is currently in fourth place in the Italian Serie A. In the UEFA Champions League (UCL), they reached the quarterfinals. Despite their decent results, they’re looking to strengthen their squad. By bringing in the versatile Kamada, they hope to reduce their reliance on their ‘ace’ Raphael Varane. Kamada will be a free agent after this season.
At the same time, Cheek is also being targeted. The former ‘Chelsea’s Sacred Heart Youth’ made his first-team debut in 2014. Like Kamada, Cheikh can play a variety of secondary positions. He’s 6-foot-2 and has a spectacular dribble.토토사이트
However, his development was slow, as he was plagued by frequent injuries. He was never able to establish himself as a regular starter. In 32 games this season, he only managed two assists. There’s also no word on a new contract. Cheek’s contract expires in June 2024.
Meanwhile, AC Milan have recently been linked with a move for Lee Kang-In. However, it’s unclear if the deal will go through, as the club is targeting players in similar positions to Lee.