Sierra Leone international and Bolton Wanderers midfielder Mohamed ‘Medo’ Kamara, will arrive in Israel in the coming days, with the Israeli-based Haifa looking to seal their first signing of the January transfer window.
The 27-year-old defensive midfielder emerged as the first signing for the new Haifa coach Marco Balbul, who work with Medo at Partizan Belgrade in 2012.
Haifa confirmed it on their club’s website that the Bolton Wanderers midfielder is expected to join the club on loan with an option of securing a permanent move.
Medo joined Bolton in January 2013 on a three-and-a-half-year contract for a fee of around £300,000, made his debut at the Championship the following month during which he came on as a substitute in a 4-1 win over Hull City.
Freelance sports journalist Raphael Gellar also posted the news of Kamara’s possible move to the Israeli club on his tweeter page: ‘Maccabi Haifa FC confirm that Sierra Leone international Mohamed Kamara will arrive at the club for trial.’
Maccabi Haifa FC is one of the giant clubs in Israeli football and has won twelve league title with five State Cups and four Total Cup.
2011–12 season was a disappointing one for Haifa. After winning the League title in the previous season, the team started the season with qualification matches in the UEFA Champions League but eliminated after a penalty defeat to the Belgian Genk.