Norwich City boss Alex Neil's latest comments hand hope to Leeds United over Kyle Lafferty

Kyle Lafferty

The Northern Irishman is available for loan after all.

Leeds United have been heavily linked with a move for Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty in recent times. The Norwich City striker did however look likely to head to Switzerland and join FC Sion this week but Alex Neil has now commented on that transfer.

He is quoted by the Eastern Daily Press as stating a loan move for the player was accepted - but that he had turned it down - hinting that Leeds might be able to bring him on loan should they make the right offer:

“With Kyle at the end of the day someone has to show interest and make an offer. There has been interest, but it didn’t happen, so he remains part of the squad until such time someone makes a reasonable offer.

"There was a loan offer available but Kyle decided not to go so it is not something we have completely turned down up to this point as an option."

Leeds have been openly chasing the Northern Ireland international for some time now but a deal has not come off as Norwich were previously said to only be keen on selling him permanently.

With that situation now apparently changed Leeds could make a move for the player on loan and seemingly pull it off - with Lafferty known to want regular first-team football.

Patrick Bamford's recent arrival from Chelsea will not help Lafferty's chances of getting regular football ahead of the European Championships in France with Northern Ireland this summer.

Leeds could offer him that and should surely jump back in.

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