It has long been courted as a ‘done deal’ with many sources reporting if for a couple of months now, but it seems that the deal to bring Kyle Lafferty to Elland Road is finalised, according to an article on Tribal Football.
Lafferty was at the game yesterday to watch Leeds United grab a fortuitous point against MK dons thanks to a perfectly-placed headed own goal from the MK Dons defender Ben Kay, a header planted past his own keeper from around 12 yards out.
Even a cheeky Leeds fan got in on the action on Twitter, offering to drive Lafferty up to Leeds, only to receive the following reply.
However, in the article from Tribal Football’s Emanuele Giulianelli, there is more concrete news as regards the situation between Leeds, Norwich and Kyle Lafferty, the Northern Ireland international who hit seven goals to help Northern Ireland qualify for this year’s European Championships. Despite ‘news’ not being forthcoming from the involved parties (see Adam Pope’s Tweet – below), Giulianelli makes a very bold claim.
Evans wouldn't say too much about Kyle Lafferty but it appears #lufc and Norwich are talking . 2 PL bosses have asked Evans about Byram.
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) January 2, 2016
Quoting “sources from the financial department of the Yorkshire club,” Italian journalist and broadcaster Giulianelli says that this source, “revealed a leak about the news and that the agreement [for Lafferty to sign]was found on the 30th of December.”
Giulianelli goes on to state that the deal will be announced “next week” and that the former Palermo loanee, currently at Norwich, “will sign a six month loan deal with the option to buy,” and that Kyle will “sign a two-year permanent contract.”
Next week could very well bring an answer to the question that has been on the lips of many Leed United fans since the early part of November.