SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr.
Sierra Leone striker, Kei Kamara, could possibly return to Sporting Kansas City in the United States after the Major League Soccer (MLS) club coach, Peter Vermes, said on Monday that they have mutual interest in a reunion.
However, a possible deal is not expected to happen at the moment as the Sierra Leone international is not eligible for a return to the MLS this season, according to Sal Della Monica, the league’s director of communications.
The termination of Kamara’s contract with Middlesbrough came after the MLS transfer window closed on August 6, which means the player cannot appear in an MLS match until the 2015 season — even if he is no longer under contract with another club.
“We’re going to see how things take shape in the offseason, and a lot of that’s going to depend on what’s going on with the league, the CBA and all that stuff. So it’s really hard to comment,” Vermes was quoted by the kansascity.com. “We have interest in him and many other players. It’s just going to depend on what the mechanism is.”
Kamara played with Sporting KC from 2009 to 2013 and scored 38 goals. He led the team in scoring in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Vermes acknowledged that Kamara had expressed a desire to return to the MLS — and specifically Sporting KC — but if the striker rejoins the league next season, Sporting would not retain his rights.