Wolves boss admits interest in ex-Middlesbrough and MLS striker

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Having trained with the club this week, free agent Kei Kamara could be the answer to Wolverhampton Wanderers' on-going search for help up front.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has confirmed that a deal could be done for free agent Kei Kamara, after the striker impressed during two days training with the club this week.

The 30-year-old former MLS star has been available on a free since late-August after his contract at Middlesbrough was cancelled by mutual consent, and has recently been linked with a move back to the US with the Columbus Crew.

Wolves, however, have been trying unsuccessfully to add help up front over the past month, and Jackett admits that the Sierra Leone international is a possible option.

‘He is an experienced front player and having left Middlesbrough on August 30th he is looking for a club,’ he told Wolves’ official website.

‘We will be talking to him and there will be some summing up afterwards as to where he is.

‘But he’s a free agent looking for a club and has been to us for two days, which was the original agreement.

‘He’s done OK, and from finding out about his overall situation, he would need a work permit because he’s a Sierra Leone international.’

Kamara first began his professional career with Columbus after being drafted ninth overall in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, before enjoying spells with the San Jose Earthquakes, the Houston Dynamo, and Sporting Kansas City, respectively, scoring a total of 52 goals in 192 regular reasons games.

His impressive displays with SKC during the 2012 campaign earned him a fourth-month loan to Norwich City at the start of 2013, before making a £900,000 permanent switch to England with Boro last September.

However, despite a hot start to life on Teesside, netting four times in his first eight games, he would go goalless for the rest of the season and, after falling out of the first-team picture under new manager Aitor Karanka this summer, saw his stint come to an unceremonious end.

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