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Kyle Lafferty became a 'sex symbol' during one-year stint in Italy, claims pundit

By Gareth Hanna

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty became an Italian 'sex symbol' during his one year spell at Palermo.

That's the take of Italian football journalist Gabriele Marcotti, who gave the interesting view when talking to BT Sport about British players moving to Italy.

"Kyle Lafferty, of course, at Palermo. He became a cult hero and a sex symbol as well," said the reporter.

There was more serious praise for his displays on the pitch too. Lafferty netted 11 goals during the 13/14 Serie A season and won Palermo's Fans' Player of the Year accolade.

"And he also kept (Juventus star) Paolo Dybala out of the side, he was incredible," said pundit James Horncastle.

The Kesh man went on to spend three seasons with Norwich City before joining Hearts last summer.

Earlier this month, he and wife Vanessa announced they are expecting their first child. The couple were married in May last year at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.

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