Leeds manager Steve Evans, has been talking about his Master Mind specialist subject yet again – Kyle Lafferty.
A couple of days ago he was talking about a permanent deal for Lafferty if Norwich would acquiesce on price, however he’s obviously now spoken to City again and reckons we want too much for him.
Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after his side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford, Evans had this to say, bemoaning the cost of Lafferty.
‘What Norwich were asking for, if you add the package on top of that…I’m not going to give you the numbers as it would be unprofessional, but it was huge – huge!’ said Evans.
‘It would have completely ripped the dressing room apart. I have a responsibility as the head coach. I’m not saying that somebody can’t come in and earn a bit more if they have got that much more quality, but we can’t have most lads earning one and somebody coming in on 12 – that just wouldn’t be right.’
It seems to me that this is a case of simple economics. Lafferty is clearly being paid fairly well at Norwich and his ‘package’ demands would most likely want those wages to remain fairly similar, should he move clubs.
Perhaps it’s time for Leeds United to accept that they haven’t got enough money to sign Kyle Lafferty and that they should stop offering less money than we want for him.
Champagne tastes but beer money budget?
I hear Steve Morison could be available…