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Krösche reveals that Kamada and N'dicka have their final extension offers

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Speaking to Germany's preeminent footballing publication, Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Markus Krösche revealed that the club had completed their contract extension offers for both Daichi Kamada and Evan N'dicka. 

The SGE manager appeared surprisingly unconcerned that he would lose both players to free transfers after the season concludes. 
Markus Krösche.
Markus Krösche.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche
With respect to the matter of potentially cashing in on Daichi Kamada (€30 million) or Evan N'dicka (€32 million) during the coming January transfer window, Eintracht sporting director Markus Krösche is on record as saying that the Hessen club will not consider selling any key players in the coming month. This despite the fact that both actors are free to negotiate with other clubs on January 1st and Frankfurt could potentially lose the pair without any financial gain on free transfers.


In point of fact, Krösche and his staff have a very busy month ahead of them. The SGE roster currently features eight players who sit on expiring contracts. The general manager and his team would certainly find the Frankfurt fan base most unforgiving if the club came away empty-handed with respect to their equitable players.

Speaking to German footballing magazine Kicker, Krösche revealed in an interview published on Thursday that he felt under no personal pressure. This was in large part due to the fact that Krösche and the front office had already prepared and tendered their extension packages to both players. The 42-year-old executive even expressed confidence that both would sign.

"We have made them appropriate offers and explained to them their role at Eintracht in the future," Krösche noted, "Now we have to wait and see. We are convinced that it would be best for them to stay at Eintracht."

Both players have been heavily linked with numerous other clubs for quite some time. In explaining his rationale for potentially allowing them both to leave, Krösche emphasized that he could only offer players so much when it came to salary demands. To weigh down the payroll too much would constitute an abject failure of duty from his perspective.

"I am responsible for aligning the club in the medium-to-long term and would never blow up the salary structure to keep a player," Krösche told Kicker's Julian Franzke, "I would never put the long-term future at risk for short-term success. Then sometimes that includes a player leaving on a free transfer."


Franzke himself concluded his piece by offering some speculation on the pitch that Krösche and staff had given to both players. As Franzke correctly pointed out, other players who had attempted to make the "next step" away from Frankfurt (Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller, and André Silva), often found themselves warming the bench at their new clubs.


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