Report: Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers monitoring Kyle Lafferty as loan window opens

Kyle Lafferty

The Northern Ireland hero is catching the eye on international duty.

The Independent have claimed that both Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers are ‘monitoring’ the situation of Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty at Norwich City – as the emergency loan window opened today.

They report that both Leeds and Bolton are keen on bringing in another forward and that the form of Lafferty for his country Northern Ireland has alerted their attention.

The Norwich City striker scored twice on the recent international break, including a crucial last minute equaliser against Hungary in Belfast.

His heroics have seen Northern Ireland edge toward European Championship qualification, his tally of seven goals only bettered by the Bayern Munich pair Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, of Poland and Germany respectively.

Despite this he remains on the fringes at Norwich, who sent him out on loan to Turkish side Cakur Rizespor earlier in the year.

Now Leeds and Bolton are hoping to take advantage.

At Leeds he would be playing with an international team-mate in Stuart Dallas. However, Northern Ireland legend Neil Lennon is the boss at Bolton and he would be more assured of first-team football at the Macron Stadium.

Lafferty is sure to have plenty of offers this summer, considering he hasn’t featured for Norwich since January. Leeds and Bolton are likely to be among the first to keep tabs on him now the loan window is open.

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