By DAN KARELL
With negotiations extending through the final moments of the summer transfer window, Kei Kamara has secured a move back to England.
According to reports in England, Kamara has made a full transfer to Middlesbrough in the English Championship, signing a two-year contract at the Riverside Stadium. (UPDATE: Both clubs confirmed the transfer, with Boro saying that Kamara signed a two-year deal with a one-year option.) The former Sporting Kansas City winger spent time from January to May with Norwich City in the Premier League, scoring once in 11 appearances.
“We are delighted that Kei’s here,” Middlesbrough head coach Tony Mowbray said in a club statement. “He will add to our attacking options all across the front line. He’ll bring some added power, pace and an aerial threat to our squad.”
The 29-year-old Sierra Leone international has been one of the most feared players in Major League Soccer since he joined Sporting KC in 2010. In that time, Kamara’s finished the 2010 and 2012 seasons as top scorer for the club, scoring 37 total league goals in three and a half seasons.
Sporting Kansas City confirmed that they would received two-thirds of the transfer fee to use as allocation money, which can be used to sign new players, resign current players to new contracts, and more.
What do you think of this news? Do you see Kamara finding success at ‘Boro? How do you see this move impacting Sporting KC? How many goals do you see Kamara scoring in the Championship?
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