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Former Norwich City striker opts for the SPL

Northern Ireland international, and former Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty, has sealed a move to Scottish Premier League outfit Hearts of Midlothian on a 2 year contract according to BBC Sport.

The 29-year-old was brought to Tynecastle Park on a free transfer earlier this week, following his release from Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City.

Lafferty, who came through the youth set up at Burnley, before moving to Rangers in a £3million move, has struggled to find a settled home since leaving Ibrox.

He has had massively frustrating spells in Switzerland and Italy, before eventually moving back to England in 2014, when he arrived at Carrow Road.

However, once again it proved to be a not so successful spell, as he was loaned out by ‘The Canaries’ twice, including a spell in Turkey, with the likes of Cameron Jerome and Nelson Oliveira ahead of him in the pecking order at Norwich, and he was ultimately released.

It is rumored that Hibernian were also interested in Lafferty, but he instead decided to snub them, and their manager, former Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon, to sign for rivals Hearts.

The Northern Irishman has 58 senior caps for his national side, scoring 20 goals, and featured quite heavily in their success at the European Championships in France in 2016, and he will be looking to find that form with his new club.

Lafferty is tall, good in the air, and able to hold up possession well, something that could make him a real handful for defenders in the Scottish Premier League next season.

Lafferty has 78 club goals in his professional career.

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