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Norrkoping Chairman, Manager, react to Alhaji Kamara to D.C. United reports

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The Kamraterna management weigh in on the news.

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Following the news that their striker Alhaji Kamara was in the United States in the hopes of securing a playing contract with D.C. United (and Steven Goff's tweet saying talked have had progress), IFK Norrkoping's Chairman (Peter Hunt) and Manager (Jan Andersson) have reacted to this news in the 'Norrkopings Tidningar' newspapers.

Andersson mentioned Kamara's coronary condition and confirmed Kamara and his agent are in the U.S. to seek a playing opportunity. Hunt, in a separate interview with NT, said they would be willing to allow Kamara, under contract until 2017, to leave on a free transfer, saying not only they have received a request for the player, but even going so far as so say, "I hope he can play and can handle it," the latter presumably referring to Kamara's health. Johny Daagh, a writer for NT, even characterizes cardiac tests for Kamara as "positive," and Daniel Kristofferson of Expressen suggests that a deal could be announced by D.C. as soon as this week. Meanwhile, someone who we think is Kamara appears to have popped up at the RFK auxiliary fields this week, as seen above.

Should this lead to a signing, D.C. would need to free up a roster spot and either free up or trade for an international spot. The two most likely candidates at the moment would appear to be Andrea Mancini (son of Roberto Mancini, D.C. United's partner club Inter Milan), an attacking player who has yet to make a gameday roster, or Markus Halsti, the 32-year old midfielder/defender from Finland who has been battling fitness and injury issues since the 2016 preseason.