Sheffield United signs Camara on free transfer

Sheffield United signed Senegal striker Henri Camara on a free transfer Thursday to help its push to get promoted to the Premier League.

The 32-year-old forward, who has played in the English topflight for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton, Wigan and West Ham, was available after his contract with Wigan expired in June.

“He is a proven goal scorer and although he will take a bit of time to get fit, he will be able to give us cameo roles from the bench to begin with,” Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell said.

Camara is Senegal’s leading scorer with 30 goals in 98 games.

Sheffield United was relegated in 2007 and is 13th in the 24-team League Championship, seven points behind leaders West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle after 13 games.