Sporting Kansas City is being pegged as a serious championship contender after making several major off-season additions, but it is a potential second high-profile departure that could put a serious dent in this championship plans.
The BBC in England is reporting that Sporting KC midfielder Kei Kamara is on the verge of a move to Norwich City, pending the receipt of a work permit.
If Kamara does move to the English Premier League, he would join former Sporting KC teammate Roger Espinoza, who made the jump overseas earlier in the winter and only recently made a successful English Premier League debut for Wigan.
Kamara’s potential transfer is far from a lock considering the fact he must still appeal for a work permit, something which may prove difficult given the low standing of the Sierre Leone national team, which Kamara plays for.
Sporting KC is very deep at forward, with new signing Claudio Bieler joining C.J. Sapong, Teal Bunbury, Dom Dwyer and Soony Saad, but Kamara is the strongest wide forward/wing midfield option on the squad and his potential departure would put a major dent into the high-pressure style Petere Vermes likes to employ.
Kamara is coming off an outstanding 2012 season for Sporting KC, a year that saw him finish with career highs in goals (11) and assists (8). His play on the right flank in Sporting KC’s 4-3-3 was excellent and finding someone to fill that void won’t be easy for KC, not with the current crop of forwards on the roster.
What do you think of this development? Think Kamara could do well in the English Premier League? See Sporting KC still challenging for a title without him?
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