Rumour mill: Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty still in Leeds United’s sights; DC United keeper Bill Hamid to train with Canaries
PUBLISHED: 11:15 03 December 2015 | UPDATED: 13:02 03 December 2015
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Norwich City’s out-of-favour striker Kyle Lafferty remains a January transfer target for Championship club Leeds United.
Alex Neil knocked back Whites’ chief Steve Evans’ bid to bring in the Northern Irishman ahead of last week’s emergency loan deadline but the Belfast Telegraph claimed on Thursday Lafferty’s short-term future will finally be resolved next month.
The 28-year-old has played only 13 minutes in the Premier League for the club this season and has not featured recently in Neil’s Premier League matchday plans.
Lafferty played 73 minutes in the midweek 7-2 development league win over Southampton after a goalscoring display in the previous development victory against Manchester United’s Under-21s.
The Northern Irish international has made no secret of his desire for regular first team football ahead of his country’s Euro 2016 bow at next summer’s finals in France.
Lafferty’s international boss, Michael O’Neill, has echoed his striker’s wish to either break into Neil’s plans at Carrow Road or get an opportunity away from the club.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post report DC United keeper Bill Hamid may train with the Canaries during the MLS close-season.
The 25-year-old US international previously had a trial with City’s Premier League rivals West Brom in 2011 and was also touted with a move to Celtic which reportedly fell through due to work permit issues. The 6ft 3in keeper has spent six seasons with DC United, who finished third in the Eastern Conference this season, behind the New York Red Bulls and Kei Kamara’s Columbus Crew, who contest the MLS Cup this weekend. The new MLS campaign begins early in 2016.