Ex-Rangers ace Kyle Lafferty wanted by Romanian outfit Sepsi as club boss reveals signing desire

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SEPSI boss Leo Grozavu has confirmed the ambitious Romanian outfit are aiming to seal a stunning swoop for Kyle Lafferty. 

The former Rangers and Hearts favourite is a free agent after leaving Reggina at the turn of the year, departing the Serie B side just six months into a two-year contract. 

Lafferty, 33, was subsequently linked with Hamilton and Dundee in January but now looks destined to add another European destination to his CV by heading to Transylvania. 

Grozavu said: “Kyle’s availability came to our attention and when such a player is on the market, you can’t help but be interested. We’ll see if it all works out — but we want Kyle Lafferty. As far as I know, we can satisfy his salary demands.”

Sepsi general manager Attila Hadnagy told prosport.ro: “We are in talks with Kyle Lafferty and other targets. Nothing is certain at the moment.”

Sepsi are chasing a European berth and currently sit in fourth place — nine points behind third-place Universitatea Craiova but with a game in hand — and are determined to sign a striker with proven pedigree.

Should he head to Romania, Lafferty would add it to a globetrotting career which has also included stints with Sion in Switzerland, Italian side Palermo, Caykur Rizespor of Turkey and Norwegian outfit Sarpsborg. 

The 79-times capped Northern Ireland internationalist has also turned out for Burnley, Darlington, Birmingham, and Sunderland in the U.K.

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