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Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty’s Leeds exit talk is premature

06:19 05 January 2016

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Norwich City's Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty is touted with a move to Leeds United. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is not poised to sever his ties at Carrow Road and join Championship club Leeds United, with talks still at an exploratory stage.

Lafferty used his personal Twitter account to dismiss mounting weekend speculation, fanned by Whites’ chief Steve Evans, who revealed he had made fresh contact with the Canaries’ top brass.

City knocked back a loan enquiry from Leeds for the Northern Ireland international prior to November’s emergency deadline, and the Canaries’ stated position regarding the striker’s future has not changed.

Evans is a confirmed admirer of the 28-year-old, who has made one Premier League appearance for Norwich this season, but there has only been initial contact from the Elland Road hierarchy in recent days. Lafferty claimed he was ‘overwhelmed’ by reported interest from Leeds, but the out-of-favour frontman played down claims of an imminent move to Yorkshire.

He tweeted: “At the moment I am still a Norwich City player and I will continue to work hard and try and force my way into the team. I will train and concentrate on our FA Cup match against Man City on Saturday. I am overwhelmed at the interest from Leeds United as I understand how passionate the club and their fans are.”

Lafferty is desperate to secure regular club football, ahead of his country’s European Championship bow in the summer, but Alex Neil made it clear prior to the window opening potential departures will hinge on attracting fresh blood.

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9 comments

  • May I refer to imac's excellant post regarding the tv aerial installation van and its ,comment on satisfaction.Premature , never.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • I genuinely hoped somebody else would say this but, hey, here goes... Big Kyle has never before been accused of making a premature exit... his time is yet to come.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Where ever you end up Kyle,show us what we missed and good luck to you son !!.

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    butty

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • I wonder what's happening behind the scenes to make the manager keep him on the fringes of the squad? Personally I didn't grieve when he left on loan as he was a string of red cards waiting to happen. Holtie was booked regularly but you could always see there was thought behind his play whereas Lafferty too often seems like a bull in a china shop. I reckon there's a chance he could make premier league defenders(even Villa, Sunderland and Southampton!) look good.

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    PaulWho

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Hi TK. Thinking of flying pigs, it seems that Nogdam End's bitterest rivals, Heckingham & Hales Hog Breeders Athletic A, are looking for a top striker to replace old Tommy Long, a veteran of 37 seasons. An opportunity there for Laffers? I don't think there are any Beauty Queens in them thair paarts, though. You reap what you sow.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • I have said before, I am amazed that KL started the season here given that Alex very quickly told him when he arrived that he was not wanted and sent him out on loan. His agent does not seem to be doing a very good job and I wonder if high wages are the sticking point. However, if the lad actually wants to play football then my advice would be take what you can get and go out there and show Alex what he missed. With regard to the Man City game, I would start with him as few of us supporters expect a cup run this season, it goes against our tradition. Mind you we never win over the Christmas period either so perhaps those pigs will fly this season.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • The headlines of both the recent KL articles have not reflected the content, plus the both appear to be journalistic license to create articles. As far as giving him a start against Man C, the fans will be thinking why not, it might work out, and AN will be thinking why, it might work out.

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • It makes me wonder how much of this is down to KL's Agent trying to maintain his client's profile as a Premier League player. Kyle (reportedly) said that he didn't want to drop down a league, not even on loan. Only he knows how much he really wants to play. He always came across as an enthusiastic player. In the early days, Archie's patella-pushing pundits were promoting him as the "New Grant Holt". Because he is big, strong, smiles a lot... and looks a Red Card waiting to happen. Good luck to him. He'll be OK. Maybe he'll get a chance vs the ManCs?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • Kyle Lafferty may not be Alex's choice as his ideal frontman, but have to admire Kyles attitude and his conduct within the club despite not being used when even on the bench has been first class. Hope for his sake that someone comes in for him and he is able to continue his career at a club who wants him and where he fits in. Good Luck Kyle.

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    Bally High

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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