Kyle Lafferty has confirmed that he won’t be a Kilmarnock player this year.
The striker has been without a club since leaving Rangers earlier this summer. He recently told the Daily Record that Hearts would be his ‘ideal’ choice of club this season.
Now he has confirmed one club he definitely won’t be at this season, Killie.
Lafferty said he held talks with Angelo Alessio, but ultimately, nothing has came to fruition.
He told the Daily Record: “I spoke to the manager and Massimo. I looked at it because the manager said a lot of positive things about how he wants Kilmarnock to be this season.
“He seems to know what he’s talking about, but unfortunately we couldn’t agree anything. I think he was looking at different things to what I was. But I wish them all the best.
“Staying in Scotland would be my ideal situation, but sometimes things don’t work out.”
After a Kilmarnock move falls through, surely someone would take Lafferty?
This deal would have made perfect sense. Killie are crying our for a striker, with their only goals during open play, within regular time, so far this season coming from defenders.
In their most recent 1-0 victory over Hamilton, they had to wait until winger Dom Thomas bundled the ball home in extra time.
They lack any sort of cutting edge and Lafferty would’ve provided that. Whilst he had a pretty disastrous return to Ibrox last year, he did net 19 in the previous season for Hearts.
If you give him games, the Northern Irishman is guaranteed goals. It’s a shame it hasn’t worked out between the two parties, but surely someone in the Premiership will take a chance on him?
He has openly stated on multiple occasions now that he wants to stay in Scotland. There are a few other teams crying out for a decent striker.
Motherwell are really struggling for goals up front right now, with defensive midfielder Liam Donnelly their go to man for goals just now seemingly. The Northern Irishman has already netted six this season.
His former club Hearts could need another quality striker. Whilst Craig Levein has plenty of senior strikers at his disposal, none of them have the star quality Lafferty possesses when he feels up to it.
The hunt for a new home goes on for Lafferty, whilst Killie continue their endless search for a forward.