Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty admits he could leave club, Leeds United keen again

Kyle Lafferty

The Northern Ireland international has admitted he might have to leave Norwich.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty, who has been linked with Leeds United this season, has now admitted he might have to leave Carrow Road on loan. The rangy forward wants to be in tip-top condition for the European Championships in 2016 - which he himself inspired his nation toward.

In quotes carried by the Yorkshire Evening Post today Lafferty has stated:

“I’m going to have to sit down with the manager in January and have a discussion with him.

“I know that I will need to play football in the new year and going into the Euros.

“It is difficult at my club at present with not playing, but I will keep training and working away in the hope I get my chance. I’d love to be playing at Norwich but if I have to go out on loan or be sold to play football that might be the way it will be.

“For the Euros I want to be in the best shape of my life and need to be playing to do that.”

Leeds have previously been linked with the player and the same report comments that this could be a 'green light' for Lafferty to head to Elland Road on a loan deal.

Last month the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Lafferty was a target for Massimo Cellino. The report claims that Cellino was keen on potentially signing the Northern Irishman. Unfortunately for Leeds fans, who would have certainly enjoyed the prospect of Lafferty's presence, Uwe Rosler did not share Cellino's opinion on the forward and turned it down.

Lafferty has been one of Europe's leading frontmen in the qualifying stages for the European Championships next summer. He led Northern Ireland to an historic progression with seven goals in nine qualifiers.

Lafferty, who is close friends with current Leeds winger Stuart Dallas, would present an excellent option up front as Leeds try to close the gap between mid-table obscurity and the play-off places.

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