Sporting KC loans forward Kei Kamara to Norwich FC of English Premier League through May 6

Sporting Kansas City has loaned Kei Kamara to Norwich FC in a deal that will keep the forward with the English Premier League club through at least May 6.

Wednesday's deal is pending Kamara's authorization for a work permit.

Kamara had 11 goals and seven assists in 35 games for Sporting KC last season, helping the MLS club win the regular-season Eastern Conference title. He has 30 goals the past three seasons.

If Norwich City chooses not to acquire Kamara on a full transfer by May 6, he will rejoin Sporting KC and be available to play immediately.

Sporting KC will receive two-thirds of the loan fee to use as allocation money. As part of the agreement, Kamara's contract with the MLS has also been extended.