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Kamara, Cousin, Harewood – Toon transfer latest.

Posted on September 16th, 2009 | 3 Comments |

Kamara - latest toon target
Kamara - latest toon target
According to the latest reports, Fulhams’s Diomansy Kamara heads Hughton’s wish list for emergency loans, with Marlon Harewood and Daniel Cousin also on the interim manager’s radar.

Fulham signed Kamara from West Bromwich Albion in July 2007 for £6m but he injured a cruciate ligament in June 2008 which kept him on the treatment table for nearly 7 months.

Kamara has scored 9 goals in 40 games for Fulham and 60 goals in 253 games in his career overall, which isn’t a particularly good return for a striker, although he did manage to score against us at the end of last season to help us on our way to relegation.

Kamara faired better for WBA in the Championship scoring 20 goals in 34 league games and it seems this is what might have caught Hughton’s eye. Hughton said:

Diomansy Kamara is one of numerous names we have thought about. He scored a lot of goals for West Brom in this division and he is a very good player. Marlon Harewood is another one.

“There will be a few obvious names because of the position they play in. Marlon was also one we have spoken about. There are no names confirmed, all I can say is that these two are very much being spoken about. No deals are confirmed at the moment, though.”

Daniel Cousin was signed by Hull from Rangers in September 2008 and the 32 year old striker has scored 4 goals in 19 starts for the Tigers and has a strike rate of 1 in every 3-4 games throughout his career.

Marlon Harewood has of course been an on/off possibility for the last few weeks.

It seems Shola Ameobi’s injury is worse than expected too. Hughton said:

Shola is looking like months rather than weeks now. It will hopefully be less than three months, but we’re looking at two. It’s a massive blow because of his goals and the influence he had on the team.

“It’s a stress fracture. He is upset. For Shola, the period of time he’s been here, it’s been well documented that there have been highs and lows, but this (season so far) was a particular high for him.”

So a new striker is looking like Hughton’s highest priority.

‘Diomansy’ is a cracking name by the way (although not as good as the name ‘Rampling’ – as in Charlotte Rampling – which just oozes naughtiness).

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3 Responses

  1. Shame about Shola, he’d be top score in this league IMO.

    Pressure already building between the three relegated teams. Not sure I like playing after them though, increases the pressure on us to win.

    That’s why we need more plyers, the youngsters will struggle with that pressure I’m sure.

  2. I do rate Kamara. Agreed it’s a damn shame about Shola though. Naughty thoughts before 7am? Is that classed as before the watershed? Try not involve Cousin in the scenario. Talk of naughtiness and cousins and it could all go wrong!

  3. At least CH is looking for an experienced striker. we dont need another teams younguns, we have plenty of our own.
    DK will do nicely thankyou, now stop talking about him and bloody well get the deal done, b4 its too late.
    Howay the Lads for tonight.
    TOON TOON

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