Report: Leeds United get green light for Lafferty loan deal, explains delay

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Leeds United will receive Norwich City's approval to sign Kyle Lafferty on loan, claims a new report.

Norwich City boss Alex Neil will give his blessing for Kyle Lafferty to move to Leeds United on loan, report The Mirror.

Lafferty has been a long term target for Leeds head coach Steve Evans, who targeted the striker as a signing back in November, when the last emergency loan window was coming to a close, the Yorkshire Post reported.

Now a full transfer window has come and gone and Lafferty remains at Norwich, and no closer to the first team.

The second emergency loan window of the season will open next week, and Leeds are set to finally get their man.

The Mirror explain that Norwich's refusal to sanction a loan last month was because Neil was 'adamant' the Canaries would receive a cash offer for Lafferty, if not from Leeds then from another club.

He has now been proven wrong, and is willing to allow the striker to go out on loan and play regular football before he represents Northern Ireland at Euro 2016.

At Leeds he will get to play alongside international teammate Stuart Dallas.

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