Leeds on verge of signing Premier League striker

By Coral Barry

Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Leeds, according to reports.

The Northern Ireland international is reportedly desperate to leave the Premier League relegation-battlers after falling out of favour at the club.

The Sun claims that Lafferty is praying to be rescued from the sidelines and that Leeds have shown strong interest in the prospect of an emergency loan deal for the striker before the window shuts next week.

“I just want to play,” said Lafferty to the Sun when asked about a potential move.

Lafferty joined the Canaries in June of 2014, but struggled for goals and was loaned out to Turkish side Çaykur Rizespor the following February.

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The 28-year-old has yet to make a senior start for Norwich this season and is sweating over his place in the Northern Ireland squad with the European Championship in the summer.

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Northern Ireland qualified for their first major tournament since 1986 in October with Lafferty one of the stars of the side after seven goals from nine appearances in the qualifiers.

Despite his excellent form on the international stage, it has become increasingly clear he will not be given a chance at Norwich.

The loan window closes next week meaning Leeds will have to move quickly to tie up a deal.

In other Leeds news, Chris Wood gave fans hope of an imminent return to the starting eleven.