According to sources in England, Sporting KC forward Kei Kamara will be joining Middlesbrough F.C. on a permanent deal. Middlesbrough, also known as Boro, play in the The Football League Championship, which is the second tier soccer league in England behind the English Premier League. The announcement came on transfer deadline day, the last day clubs in Europe can add players to their roster. The deal is rumored to be around $2 million.
Kamara joined Kansas City in 2009 when the team was still known as the Wizards. He has scored 38 goals in 113 league games for Kansas City.
Kamara went on loan to the Premier League side Norwich City F.C. earlier this year, scoring one goal in 11 appearances, and helped to keep Norwich City in the Premier League for the 2013-2014 season. He returned to Sporting KC after Norwich decided not to extend the offer to purchase Kamara. He has made 15 appearances for Kansas City after returning from loan, scoring seven goals.
We are still waiting for an official statement from either Sporting KC or Middlesbrough F.C. about the deal.
UPDATE Kei Kamara has tweeted the following, confirming the deal.
Very happy and thankful for this new chapter of my career with Middlesbrough FC (@Boro). Can't wait to meet the boys/fans and get started.