Kansas City striker Kei Kamara reportedly set to sign for Norwich City

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1:15 PM

Norwich City are reportedly set to sign Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Kamara, subject to the Sierra Leone international gaining a work permit, following reports that he has left the MLS club.

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During the MLSsoccer.com live stream on Tuesday night of Kansas City’s pre-season game defender Josh Gardner said: “We’ll miss Kei a little bit with his size,” before saying “with Kei leaving” when asked where he thinks Graham Zusi will fit into the starting lineup.

The 28-year-old is one of three players to score nine or more goals in each of the last three seasons and is thought to be in the last year of his contract with the MLS, who own the rights for the players.

Last week Norwich City manager Chris Hughton said: “Kei Kamara is a player we’ve made enquiries about, but as far as anything more than that it is all I can tell you. He is one of lots of players we have enquired about. Some reach the public domain, you expect it these days, but generally 99% of what is in the media has no fact. Any progress or not will take place behind–the-scenes. All I will say is it’s an enquiry and that is the process which goes on week in, week out. If and when there is any definite news we’ll get it to you.”

Born in Sierra Leone, Kamara emigrated to the United States as a teenager and has spent the last eight years playing for various professional clubs, with Kansas securing his services from Houston Dynamo in 2009.

A full international for Sierra Leone with 14 appearances and two goals to his name, he had a trial with Stoke City in December but was not offered a deal.

48 comments

  • Clearly, AC (& others) don't have a clue about how football clubs carry out transfers. In modern day football the manager gets scouts to assess players and gives the final yay or nay to the board, who then deals with the agent, selling club etc etc, not the manager! Oh and by the way how do you know he'll be a dud, guess the same was said about Grolt in the Champ\Premiership?!?!?!??!

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    NorthCity

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Still not permissible to refer to the Gunners by their official name? Yet, the other day saw the word used minus the "nal". On an EDP board. Madness.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • BBC via Ceefax City expect to get Hooper for £8m and also Becchio from Leeds, nothing found about RVW

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • is becchio really that good a signing when he's on 20k per week?

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    JMH

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • I'd love to see White Van Winkle on the team, I think he's got the linking-up with the mid-field skills that we need to make the Spanish Omelete system work. At the moment we just have the cracked eggs.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Ian Dennis of BBC R5 on-line as saying KK is a done deal. Means R5 must be covering match tonight in some depth as he must be in town.

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    shefcanary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Done deal including work permit. Special K will help your team and be missed by the fans in KC.

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    Man from the Prairie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • BBC say we've got him, subject to a work permit. Lets not stop there Hughton, RVW would be nice, or failing that one of HooperGrahamBecchio. Get rid of Morison while you're at it.

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    chirpy

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Holt had a good record in English football, despite Bewilderwood`s efforts to scupper him. I`m stopping saying "Where is Bewilderwood" for "Who ......"

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Mark Hughes and Fernadez bought a whole new team last season and just scraped through. Doesn't always prove to be a winning formula. Also what happens to clubs that buy, buy, buy and then go down anyway? Leeds anyone?

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    spanishcanary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Now look here chaps, my information is that Becchio comes in and Morison goes to Leeds for £1M cash to us. Kamara is signing for us, and we are still hopeful of Hooper, plus a bid for Curtis Davies is also ongoing. Roger that?

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    General Norwich

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • RVW to NCFC - no chance! Allegedly linked to Man Utd and Liverpool.. dream on posters I think I just saw a Canary fly overhead.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • shocking but not surprised. This will be our biggest signing of the year..a big nobody. The board knew what they were doing when they signed hoots...A yes man who wont ask for cash...we are down and out

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    AC Canary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • RVW would be the choice, but seems too far to go. For KK, see plenty of mention of his work rate same as Jackson, yet Jackson not getting chance to shine will KK? OTBC

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    Singapore Canary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • No snap decision if consideration pre-Christmas makes it snap.

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    Man from the Prairie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Transfer news from city at 4.30, this looks a done deal then

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    chirpy

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • From across the pond comes the news that he is on loan until May>

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Aw everyone leaves Kansas, Dorothy

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Seems like good idea BD, have a look first before jumping in? He's a big lad and looks a handful in the box.

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    spanishcanary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Any more news on Hooper or RVW?

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    JMH

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • YES Brew its a bugger that. Cant say mr wengers team , nor sc***horpe. but be an abusive fan of a northern club and it all comes through.Expect a load more if we take Becchio

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Celtic have just turned down 6m for hooper

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    Craig Mattless

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • KK may not be such a bad buy as some people think, I've seen him play here in the States; He's got pace and some skills, one thing we will get is a great work ethic much like Jackson. How he fairs against premier defenders is another issue entirely, worth the risk I think.

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Smart move by Hoots,loan til may which i assume means he can be signed full time if he's great or returned if not.Win all round id say....next one please (hooper)

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    woodfarm canary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • No snap decision if consideration pre-Christmas makes it snap.

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    Man from the Prairie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Not sure if Becchio is good enough for the prem. Be happy to be proved wrong tho. Apparently Leeds are keen on Morison so a straight swap, maybe?

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    CovCanary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Was Kamara a snap decision? We must stay focused. Does anybody remember David Strihavka? Funny old world.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Cov, I would have to agree Becchio is a good Championship player. Not sure if he'll scare the defence of the top teams in the Prem. I'd much rather see Winkel sign as he could be the next Van Persie. As for Kamara if he wasn't good enough for Stoke I can't see why we'd be interested?

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    Oz Canary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • You wait ages for a striker then 3 potentially come along at the same time. Bit like buses really.

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    Flying Canary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • RVW was never gonna happen.

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    Smudger75

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • I am feeling underwhelmed...all the teams below us bar Villa and Wigan are spending big and clever - not looking forward to QPR next Saturday (unless their whole new team is jetlagged).

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    JMH

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • give the lad a chance! if he gets quarter the chances morison and jackson have had we will at least then be able to give a good assesment of the deal

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    malmocanary

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Sometimes a bit of a chance pays of as with Holt. Hope his workrate is as good as has been suggested here. Time is getting away. I wonder :-)

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Is the RvW thing fading away now? Looks like the sort of player the likes of A*****l might be interested in - expensive to us, a bargain to the Gunners. Wenger`s good at that.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Is the RvW thing fading away now? Looks like the sort of player the likes of Arsenal might be interested in - expensive to us, a bargain to the Gunners. Wenger`s good at that.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Loan 'til May 6th, confirmed

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    chirpy

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Cashbacckio at Morisons,now there's something new

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Hopefully all this striker speculation will lead the horse to give spurs a good kicking tonight!

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    MrCarrowIsInTheHouse

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Hmm. Not convinced about Kamara. RVW please, Mr Hughton.

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    chirpy

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • this could actually be dud of the decade ! Somebody turn the lights off and close the door ! Ffs.

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    marcohendy

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • General Norwich, you mean WE get cashback in the Becchio\Morison deal?? Christmas comes again - if it happens. Kamara?? Really? Surreal.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • I wondered if Villa might be interested in a few.Although no names mentioned a club-has to be Villa- were interested in 4 players.Are they still?

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • The latest gossip on Kamara is he comes on loan until May 2013.

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    blackdog2

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • RVW was never gonna happen.

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    Smudger75

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Not sure if becchio would do it the prem is just one of those risks the same as if we signed hooper, kei wolfswinkle. Even holt we doubted a bit before last season! Well when ever I've seen bec's play he's given a lot of defences probs even prem teams in the FA- league cups!

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    Barclayncfc

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Special K? Kei who? This has got the smell of a desperate gamble from Hughton and a cut price attempt by McNally to appease the fans by showing they are 'spending money'..could be risky a player with no Championship or PL experience.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Could we not find anyone from the Cape Verde Islands. I would volunteer to go on a 6 month scouting mission, after all there are 10 islands.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • True regarding the loan.

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    Man from the Prairie

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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