Leeds United: Kyle Lafferty ‘overwhelmed’ by Whites interest

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Kyle Lafferty has admitted he is “overwhelmed” to be attracting interest from Leeds United.

However, the 28-year-old striker revealed he was not in attendance at the Whites’ game against MK Dons, despite speculation on social media suggesting otherwise.

Lafferty also moved to clear up rumours regarding the pace of the deal, clarifying that he remains a Norwich City player.

On Sunday, Lafferty wrote on Twitter: “Just to clarify a few things. I wasn’t at the Leeds game yesterday. I am overwhelmed at the interest from Leeds United as I understand how passionate the club and their fans are.

“At the moment, I am still a Norwich City player and will continue to work hard to try and force my way into the team.

“I will train and concentrate on our FA Cup match against Manchester City on Saturday.”

The Northern Ireland international has been a long-term target for Leeds.

Owner Massimo Cellino suggested signing him to then-head coach Uwe Rosler during the summer.

Steve Evans also looked into bringing him to Elland Road on a loan deal prior to the closure of the emergency loan window, but a deal could not be struck with Norwich.

Evans has since said he is keen to explore a move again in January.

I am overwhelmed at the interest from Leeds United as I understand how passionate the club and their fans are.

Kyle Lafferty

He said: “The clubs are having a chat. We will see where it goes.”

Liam Cooper

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