German second-tier club Paderborn sign Sporting KC's Shelton, UCLA's Kamara

German side Paderborn have signed two forwards playing in the United States to help their bid for promotion back to the Bundesliga.

The second-division club say Khiry Shelton is joining from Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City and Mohamed Kamara is switching from UCLA. Both took part in training on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Shelton, who made his MLS debut in 2015 for New York City FC, is getting a contract through June 2021.

The 21-year-old Kamara, who was born in Monrovia, Liberia, scored five goals in 14 games for UCLA. He signed a deal through June 2020 with Paderborn.

Paderborn managing director Markus Kroesche said: "They fit well with our way of playing with their qualities."

Paderborn were relegated from the Bundesliga in 2015. After gaining promotion from the third division last season, the team is seventh in the second tier.