We're less than a month away from when Kei Kamara's loan to Norwich City is supposed to end. Kamara's loan is set to end on May 6th, two days after Norwich's 3rd to last game, at Carrow Road against Aston Villa. Along with that game, Kamara has 4 games left on his loan deal. At that time Norwich will get to make the decision on whether they are going to purchase Kamara outright with the deal that's in place or not.
That's certainly a big question in Kansas City at this point, regarding whether Kamara is going to return to KC. Kansas City has done pretty well without Kamara in Kansas City, with Claudio Bieler becoming the main offensive weapon. That said, Kansas City could certainly use Kamara's dynamic style to give KC a different attacking mindset in different parts of their game. His unpredictability is something that could fit in well with KC's current team. But it's not sure that he's going to return. I'm still not sure that Kamara will be returning.
In the seven games that Kamara's been available for Norwich, he's played in all seven of those games, starting the last four of those seven. He's scored a single goal and added an assist as Norwich has gone 2-1-4 in that seven game stretch. Kamara has also endeared himself to the Norwich faithful the same way he did it with Kansas City.
Norwich is still making their decision, but they themselves have been working to make moves as well. The club has already signed forward, Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Club in Portugal. The 24 year old Dutch international though is not the same type of forward as Kamara. Kamara's main competition for the target spot with Norwich, is the club captain, Grant Holt. But Kamara may be winning that battle as over the past few weeks, there'd been rumors that Norwich was willing to let Holt leave. If Holt were to leave that would certainly seem to point to Norwich's interest in keeping Kamara full time.
As Kamara has spent more time with Norwich and continues to get starts for the club, the more I feel that Kamara is not going to be returning to Kansas City. He's proving that he is good enough to play in one of the best leagues in the world and not look out of place at all. And while I think Kansas City could certainly use Kamara in the lineup, the team has moved on in many aspects. And if Kamara does get sold, Kansas City would have funds to help bring in another replacement if they feel they do need someone to replace Kamara.