Leeds United: Boxer Frampton sees Kyle Lafferty switch as a ‘great move’

Kyle Lafferty.
Kyle Lafferty.
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Boxer Carl Frampton has hailed the potential benefits of Kyle Lafferty’s mooted move to Leeds United from Norwich City.

The current IBF super bantamweight champion believes that the 28-year-old joining the Whites could have a positive impact on Northern Ireland’s prospects at Euro 2016.

Lafferty is close friends with Stuart Dallas, who joined Leeds in the summer and has gone on to be one the side’s of the more impressive performers this season.

The two worked well in tandem for Northern Ireland during a hugely successful qualification campaign that saw them reach the European Championship for the first time in their history.

Lafferty ended the qualifying phase with seven goals, while Dallas made six appearances.

Frampton wrote on Twitter: “Big Kyle Lafferty going to Leeds is a great move for himself and for the Green and White Army ahead of France.

“Also, Stuart Dallas will have someone to play with after training”.

When asked whether this will stop him from being a Brentford fan, Frampton joked: “Dallas and Lafferty playing for the same team? I’m Leeds United till I die!!!”