Norwich City set to sign another striker to strengthen their promotion bid

Kyle Lafferty

Norwich City are set to sign former Glasgow Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty according to reports.

Norwich City have already brought in Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth this month as they look for an immediate return to the Premier League and now they are being strongly linked with Kyle Lafferty.

The Northern Ireland international has spent the last season with Palermo in Serie B and helped them gain promotion. He is best know in this country for his spells with Burnley and then Glasgow Rangers. When Rangers were moved to the bottom tier of Scottish football, Lafferty was part of the mass exodus from Ibrox.

He went on to join FC Sion in the Swiss league and former Rangers player Gennaro Gattuso would go on to be his manager at the club. When Gattuso left to join Palermo after their relegation to Serie B he took Lafferty with him. The 26-year-old scored eleven goals in 33 games although Gattuso only lasted the first six games of the season.

Kyle could now be set for a return to England for the first time in six years. Norwich look like they will be losing Robert Snodgrass this summer as he is being chased by up to four Premier League clubs, and Lafferty could replace him as an attacking option.

Usually played in a target man role, he could find himself lining up alongside former Celtic striker Gary Hooper. He will also as things stand have Luciano Becchio, and Ricky Van Wolfswinkel for competition as well as Grabban.

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