Leeds United are the perfect club for Kyle Lafferty to join

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In recent days, news has emerged that Norwich City’s Kyle Lafferty has entered into talks with Leeds United over a January transfer.

The Northern Ireland striker has been starved of action this season at Carrow Road after falling behind Lewis Grabban, Cameron Jerome and Dieumerci Mbokani in the pecking order.

The 28-year-old is said to have been flattered by the interest of such a large club and the deal would make perfect sense for the Whites as Lafferty needs game time ahead of Euro 2016.


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The man from Dungannon has had an unsettled and largely unsuccessful few years at club level, spending time at Palermo, F.C Sion, Rizespor and most recently on the bench at Norwich.

However, it is clear that Lafferty has considerable talent and is a man for the big occasion. In the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the target-man scored seven goals in nine group appearances to guide his country to their first major championships in 30 years.

During the campaign, Lafferty stepped up to score winning goals against Greece, Hungary and the Faroe Islands. Given enough support and confidence, there is no doubt that he could turn in game-changing performances at Elland Road and propel the Yorkshire club up the league table towards the back end of the season.

Over the festive period, Leeds have become draw specialists in the Championship. On the 27th December, two more points were wasted as a completely dominant display over Nottingham Forest did not manifest itself into a victory. On this occasion, three million pound front-man Chris Wood failed to find the target when presented with several clear-cut opportunities.

Under new manager Steve Evans, possession looks increasingly secure and the team's build-up play has often been impressive.

With the likes of Liam Bridcutt and Sam Byram in midfield, alongside the marauding Charlie Taylor at left back, chances will continue to be created. However, the Whites are missing a goal-scoring forward to convert those chances into points.

In Kyle Lafferty, they may able to secure an out of favour international striker, bursting for first team football at a reasonable price. They must do everything in their power to secure his services.

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