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Report: Massimo Cellino wanted Kyle Lafferty at Leeds United, Uwe Rosler pulled the plug

Kyle Lafferty

It is claimed that the German former Leeds boss was not keen on the Northern Ireland hero.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans admitted yesterday that the club were slightly short of options in the attacking department and that they might be ready to pursue a potential loan deal in that position.

One name that has been heavily linked with Leeds in recent weeks is Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty's.

Now the Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Lafferty was a target for Massimo Cellino. The report claims that Cellino was keen on potentially signing the Northern Irishman. Unfortunately for Leeds fans, who would have certainly enjoyed the prospect of Lafferty's presence, Uwe Rosler did not share Cellino's opinion on the forward and turned it down.

Lafferty has been one of Europe's leading frontmen in the qualifying stages for the European Championships next summer. He led Northern Ireland to an historic progression with seven goals in nine qualifiers.

Perhaps it is not too late to see him at Leeds?

Evans may not share Rosler's opinion on the striker. If not then there is certainly every possibility that Leeds could go back in for the player.

Lafferty, who is close friends with current Leeds winger Stuart Dallas, would present an excellent option up front and is still down the pecking order at parent club Norwich City - despite his good form.

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