The profile of Sporting Kansas City has risen significantly across Europe in recent weeks, with two of the club's top stars making big-money moves to the Premier League.

Roger Espinoza signed for Wigan Athletic earlier this month, and was followed by the deadline day signing of Kei Kamara to Norwich City, subject to attaining a work permit.

Although the Canaries faithful are likely to be looking up the 28-year-old Sierra Leone striker on Google, there's plenty of reason to believe that Chris Hughton has just pulled off something of a masterstroke with his latest acquisition.

A look back on his 2012 season shows his goalscoring talents, having with 11 goals to his name as he helped Sporting KC finish in first place in the East and also the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, which the club last won in 2004. 

Kamara has racked up a total of 30 goals in the last three years, emphasising not only his striking prowess, but the explosion of a player who has really carried a team on his back.

During his stint with Kansas City, Kamara has become something of a favourite amongst the clubs fans.

He regularly attends local restaurants as well as interacting with fans via Twitter. As good as Kamara is off the field, he is even better on it, and everyone connected to Kansas City wants him to succeed in the most competitive division in the world - the Premier League.

Norwich have signed a top player, yet there is no agreement in place to make Kamara's move permanent at the end of his loan spell. Should he impress at Carrow Road, it's highly likely that Kamara will remain at the club.

If he does return to Sporting Kansas City, the fans will welcome him back with open arms.


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