According to Football League World, Derby County, Cardiff City and Ipswich Town are three of seven EFL clubs reportedly interested in former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty following his outstanding stint at Kilmarnock.

Lafferty won trophies galore during his first spell at Rangers between 2008 and 2012 but his much less successful second stint, which only lasted one season, ended in the summer of 2019.


Kyle Lafferty only scored seven times for Rangers during the 2018/19 season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Since then, the Northern Ireland international has played for Sarpsborg, Sunderland, Reggina and most recently, Killie.

His contributions elsewhere had been relatively unimpressive but he was outstanding at Rugby Park, netting 13 goals in 13 appearances for the Ayrshire club.

He’s once again a free agent, though, after a controversial end to his time at Killie, and it looks like he isn’t short of options this summer.

Football League World reports that seven clubs – Derby, Cardiff, Ipswich, West Brom, Wigan, Middlesbrough and Birmingham have all been looking at Lafferty.

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Of those sides credited with an interest, five are Championship clubs and two (Wigan and Ipswich) will be playing in League One next season.

It’s asserted that he’s likely to have multiple offers to sift through as a result of his excellent goalscoring form at Killie.

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Derby, Cardiff and Ipswich are amongst the seven EFL sides linked with the former Rangers star, seen here alongside Paulo Dybala at Palermo. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Birmingham are the only club on the list that Lafferty has a prior connection with, as he spent a few months on loan at St Andrews from Norwich at the back end of the 2015/16 season.

The 33-year-old has been linked with some big clubs here and a move to the Championship would represent progress for him, considering his last stint in England was in the third tier with the Black Cats.

His family are based in Scotland but he’s shown a willingness to travel all over Europe in the past, and clubs south of the border are more likely to be willing to pay the kind of wages he reportedly asked for at Kilmarnock.

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