Kei Kamara has spoken about how his loan move to Norwich City came to light last month.
The Sporting Kansas City forward joined the Canaries on a temporary deal until May, with the view to a permanent contract, and told ExtraTime Radio who things happened for him to get his Premier League chance.
28-year old Sierra Leone international Kamara spent time training with Stoke City and although that didn’t work out, he found himself at Carrow Road and is now hoping to make the most of the opportunity.
“My agent Shaun Higgins, who has done a great job, he’s always trying to look out for me and obviously going out to Stoke (for) training (was the start of it),” he said.
“That was where we were looking to see if I could go out on loan in the offseason and play there and it didn’t end up working out so we talked. I just said I was going into this season to play well and hopefully something will come up in the summer time and maybe I could try to do something.
“He said, ‘ok, but I have a lot of things for you. Would you be interested?’ and he told me a bunch of countries. I said listen, don’t come to me until anything is concrete so I can focus right now and go play.
“He then called me and told me about the Norwich situation and I said, hey, you call the coach Peter (Vermes), you talk to him and if he says yes to it, then I’d encourage it but at the same time it has to be concrete. I don’t want to put my focus into anything that’s not really concrete.
“So they talked and two or three days later thing started getting really serious, it was all over the web and that’s when I knew that this could be a big opportunity for me to play English Premier League and I wasn’t willing to overlook it.”