Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers are among the clubs interested in in-form Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty, according to the Independent.
The 27-year-old has found chances hard to come by at his club Norwich City since joining from Burnley a year ago, but has been in fantastic form for his national side, scoring seven goals to lead Northern Ireland to the verge of European Championship Qualification.
Lafferty scored twice during the international break which might have caught the attention of Leeds and Bolton with the emergency loan window opening today.
Both teams are reportedly looking to add another striker to their squad to improve competition for places, and Lafferty has been identified as an ideal candidate if Norwich are willing to let him go.
The striker signed a three-year deal with Norwich last summer, but made only 18 appearances before being sent out on loan to Turkish side Çaykur Rizespor. Lafferty hasn’t featured for Norwich since January despite his impressive international form, and a move away on loan looks likely.
The prospect of linking up with Northern Ireland teammate Stuart Dallas at Leeds could interest the striker in joining the Yorkshire side, but first-team opportunities are more likely at Northern Ireland legend Neil Lennon’s Bolton.
Whether he chooses either of these teams, Lafferty is likely to have plenty of offers now that the loan window is open, and with opportunities looking extremely limited following Norwich’s promotion to the Premier League last season, the striker is likely to have to accept an offer from a Championship side to guarantee himself first-team football.
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