£20,000 a week for Lafferty loan would be Leeds United's smartest business of the season

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The Norwich City player continues to be linked with Leeds United.

According to a recent report from the Sun, Leeds United are not giving up in their loan pursuit of Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty and are prepared to pay the Canaries £20,000 a week for the duration of the player’s stay at Elland Road.

Norwich had been holding out for a permanent deal, but so far the Northern Ireland international has not managed to secure a move and with time running out in this transfer window the Premier League club could soon have a decision to make.

Assuming Lafferty were to arrive at Leeds in the final few days of this month and agreed a loan deal until the end of the campaign, if Leeds had to pay the figured reported it would work out at around £380,000 until June.

Considering Lafferty’s goal-scoring ability that would be an absolute bargain if he hit the ground running and fired Leeds towards the play-off places; and while that is speculative there is no doubt the Whites need a prolific front-man with Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci only performing sporadically.

Lafferty may have struggled for game-time at Norwich but he has been on fire for his country during qualification for Euro 2016 and the 28-year-old will want to build up a head of steam going into the summer tournament.

So for less than £400,000, and with an outside chance of promotion, a Leeds loan for Lafferty with those terms would be a no-brainer.

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