Leeds United want Kyle Lafferty, but Fraizer Campbell is the better option

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Leeds United should make another attempt to sign Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell.

Leeds United have been linked with making another loan move for Kyle Lafferty, with the Mirror claiming that Norwich are ready to sanction his departure to Elland Road.

Steve Evans has been chasing the Northern Irish striker for months, and having failed to bring in a forward over the Janaury transfer window, making another move for Lafferty makes sense.

However, it is another January target that Leeds should be reviving their interest in, as he is a much better option with Evans looking for a goalscorer.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that Crystal Palace rejected an approach from Leeds for Fraizer Campbell towards the end of the January window.

Leeds wanted to take the 28-year-old on loan, but Alan Pardew was against getting rid of him due to the doubt about Dwight Gayle’s future.

However, Gayle stayed at Selhurst Park, and with the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, Campbell is well down the pecking order.

He is going to want to play football, and could push for a loan move soon, which Pardew is more likely to accept now he has enough strikers to call upon.

Leeds should return for Campbell, rather than Lafferty, knowing that a move for the former is more likely now.

Lafferty always seemed a strange target, given his lack of goalscoring prowess, and with Evans searching for a player to put the ball in the back of the net.

He has not been prolific wherever he has played, and his experiences in the Championship have seen him secure a return of just 11 goals in 100 games.

Campbell, on the other hand, has a better record in both the Championship - 22 goals in 46 games - and has netted 17 in 135 appearances in the Premier League.

Both strikers have not played much football recently, but with Evans looking for a goalscoring forward, it should be Campbell that he looks to sign, rather than Lafferty.

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