Kameni has frequently courted controversy during his seven-year spell at Cornella El-Prat and has fallen out of favour with Espanyol boss Mauricio Pochettino. With just a handful of appearances to his name in the current season, Kameni was once again overlooked for tonight’s Copa del Rey clash with Cordoba, despite Cristian Alvarez being injured, and Kiko Casilla suspended.
An often controversial figure, Kameni has been caught up in a number of incidents during his time with the Catalan side.
In January, 2009 he was involved in a physical confrontation with a fan who had blamed him for a goal conceded against Athletic Bilbao, then four months later had to be restrained by teammates following a training ground fight with Gregory Beranger.
He more recently fell out with the hierarchy at the Cornella El-Prat for criticising the club for a lack of ambition in relation to their transfer activity, and reportedly angered club officials over his behaviour in the summer in trying to orchestrate a move out of the club.
Espanyol has originally been looking for Malaga to take the 27-year-old on loan with an option for a permanent move at the end of the season, but have now agreed to his release to the Costa del Sol side on a free transfer.
With reserve ‘keeper Ruben out of favour, Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini has been looking to add another shot-stopper to his squad to compete with Willy Caballero for the No. 1 spot.
Kameni’s contract, which will keep him at La Rosaleda until the end of the 2013-14 season, could provide the Cameroon international with the ideal platform to resurrect his career.