Why Leeds United shouldn't sign Kyle Lafferty from Norwich City

Elland Road East Stand

Leeds United are said to be interested in signing the Norwich City front-man.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are interested in taking Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty, but it should be a transfer they look to avoid.

Steve Evans is keen to make additions at Leeds, and the signing of a striker is high on his wishlist.

However, Leeds have better options that Lafferty available to them (as HITC have previously suggested), as they need a front-man to come in and make an immediate impact.

When analysing Lafferty’s record in English football, it doesn’t make for pretty reading, and the chances of him finding his top form at Elland Road look slim.

The Norwich City man has made two just appearances in English football since January, leaving question marks lingering over his match sharpness – despite his impressive form for Northern Ireland.

Last season, Lafferty was sent out on loan to Turkish side Rizespor, but he wasn’t able to break into their starting line-up and he only netted twice in 14 appearances.

There are few signs to suggest that a temporary spell at Leeds would be any more productive.

Lafferty has scored 15 times in 113 matches in England, and surely Leeds need to have their sights set on a striker with a better record than that.

At the moment, the Whites have two proven Championship goalscorers in Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci, and to disrupt their partnership with a front-man who hasn’t ever been a prolific scorer before could do more harm than good.

Lafferty may be a talented player, but he is not what Leeds need at this moment in time, and Evans should look deeper into the market instead of jumping at the chance to sign the 28-year-old.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch