EURO 2016-bound strike star open to move amid Leeds links

Kyle Lafferty has confessed that he may have to leave Norwich in January in a bid to be ready for EURO 2016 amid suggestions that Leeds are keen on him.

The physically imposing striker shone for Northern Ireland throughout his nation’s miraculous qualification for the tournament in France next year, netting seven goals.

However, despite this terrific form for his country, the 28-year-old has made only three appearances for Norwich this term, which is a source of concern heading towards the competition.

Although Lafferty is unlikely to miss out on a spot in Northern Ireland’s squad, keeping match-ready is important, and he’s told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he may have to leave Carrow Road to do that:

“I’m going to have to sit down with the manager in January and have a discussion with him.

“I know that I will need to play football in the new year and going into the Euros.

“It is difficult at my club at present with not playing, but I will keep training and working away in the hope I get my chance. I’d love to be playing at Norwich but if I have to go out on loan or be sold to play football that might be the way it will be.

“For the Euros I want to be in the best shape of my life and need to be playing to do that.”

Leeds have already been linked with a move for Lafferty, and could offer him regular game time at Championship level.

The 6ft. 5” forward has endured a fairly turbulent career to date, spending time with clubs such as Burnley, Rangers, Sion, Palermo and Caykur Rizespor.