Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Palermo have high hopes for new signing Kyle Lafferty

Northern Ireland- 15th August 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.  International friendly Northern Ireland vs Finland at Windsor Park.  Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty celebrates after he scores to make it 2-0.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty
Kyle Lafferty and David Healy at this afternoons Northern Ireland football squad training session ahead of their World Cup 2014 qualifier against Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on Wednesday evening.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty

Palmero's new signing Kyle Lafferty has been told he has the ability to become the new Luca Toni!

Lafferty this week penned a three-year deal with the Sicilian Serie B side — after his former Sion team-mate and fellow ex- Glasgow Ranger, Italian midfield great Rino Gattuso, persuaded the Kesh-born hitman to join the club he now manages.

Lafferty was just one season into a three-year deal with Sion after leaving Rangers in acrimonious circumstances following their fall from grace in 2012.

But having played under five managers at Sion, and with a return of eight goals in 28 games, Lafferty jumped at the chance to join Palermo for a fee believed to be in the region of £2 million.

Read Paul's full interview only in tomorrow's Sunday Life

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