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Palermo have high hopes for new signing Kyle Lafferty

By Paul Ferguson

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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