Kei Kamara criticizes CF Montreal’s lack of flexibility

Veteran Kei Kamara strongly wanted to make a long-term commitment with CF Montreal, but had to resign himself to asking for a transaction when the Montreal team refused to negotiate the terms of his next contract.

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This is what he said in a video posted on his Instagram account on Friday evening.

The 38-year-old forward, who trained with the Bleu-Blanc-Noir on Friday, described his Montreal adventure as a “love story”. He reiterated several times how much he enjoyed playing and living in the Quebec metropolis.

Kamara even wanted to retire as a member of the team and that his family, who currently lives in the United States, settle in Montreal.

When he met the club’s staff in October, he received an offer of a two-year contract. After receiving a meager base salary of $84,000 in 2022, he asked to negotiate certain terms of this new agreement.

“We submitted a counter proposal, while my wife and I were looking for a new house and a school for our children [à Montréal], he continued. We were told that it was not possible to negotiate. I had to accept the offer on the table.

“I replied that this offer was insufficient to convince my family and I to settle in Canada.”

Kamara considers that he handled this stormy situation “with respect” and promised to respect his contractual obligations while waiting to be traded.

“I am still under contract with Montreal and I am here to respect this agreement. I’ll do whatever they want, as long as I’m under contract. I’m part of the team.”

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