Norwich player successful in UK work permit application

12 Feb 2013 | Posted by Carl Thomas

Norwich City have confirmed that they have signed Sporting Kansas City's Kei Kamara following his successful UK work permit application.

The 28-year-old Sierra Leone international is set to fly in to the country this week to join his team mates and could potentially make his debut for Norwich against Fulham for the weekend's Barclays Premier League class.

The loan from Sporting Kansas City has been under discussion for sometime but the transfer was confirmed this month with an announcement on the club's website: “City are pleased to confirm forward Kei Kamara has been granted a visa to come and play for Norwich City on loan from Sporting Kansas City until May 6.”

Kamara himself commented: “Finally the time is here. I'm so excited. I've just got to get there, try to impress in training and try to get myself in a position where I can be on the field.

“I'm going to make it difficult for the coach, to have options and to give me a chance when the time comes.”

He added that knowing he is going to be playing in the Premier League has been a great motivational tool to get in top shape for games.

The player was keen not to put down his previous club in the US, however, stating that Kansas had been “the best place for me; the best three years. I've had so much fun”. He added: “But when you have a chance like this, to play in the best league in the world, there's no way they were not going to let me live my dream a little bit.

“Getting the chance to come over is surreal. I can't wait. It's time for me to test my skills with the top players. I'm a forward with a lot of energy, athleticism. I'm just really, really happy to get myself in front of goal. What I want to do is get chances to put the ball in the back of the net.”