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.
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