EPL Transfer News: Norwich City Sign Kei Kamara on Loan

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 30, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KS - SEPTEMBER 01: Kei Kamara #23 of Sporting KC moves the ball past midfield against the Toronto FC defense in the first half at Livestrong Sporting Park on September 1, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
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Norwich City's hunt for a forward in January has ended with the loan signing of Kei Kamara from MLS club Sporting City. 

Sky Sports confirmed the move through their Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.

Canaries manager Chris Hughton has been searching for a forward to bring into Carrow Road all month long and he has found an answer in the 28-year-old Sierra Leone international. 

Kamara will be brought into the Canaries squad pending the approval of a work permit. 

Kamara has emerged as a fan favorite in Kansas City since his arrival Houston in 2009. 

The 28-year-old veteran scored 11 goals in MLS last season, which was his second double-digit goal tally in three seasons in the American league. 

Kamara will become the second Sporting Kansas City player to leave the club for the EPL this January with Roger Espinoza leaving the club on a permanent deal for Wigan Athletic

With the MLS season beginning in just a month, Sporting Kansas City will have to search for a replacement for Kamara until he returns from his loan spell in May. 

As for Norwich, they have been linked with Celtic forward Gary Hooper and Sporting Lisbon's Ricky van Wolfswinkel over the past week and they could potentially bring in another one of those forwards to bolster the depth at the position. 

Currently, the Canaries have four forwards in their squad that have combined for six goals in 23 matches this season.

Grant Holt leads the club with four goals while Simeon Jackson and Steve Morison have just netted one goal. On-loan forward Harry Kane has failed to score in his three appearances for the Canaries this season. 

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