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Burnley X-Files: Lafferty for Palermo!

'We have sealed a deal for (Kyle) Lafferty,' announced club, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini on 'Radio Radio' today

'He is someone who can lead the attack by himself, similar to Luca Toni. In Switzerland he hasn't scored many goals, so we hope he can get them here.

'For the moment we are keeping the same skeleton of the side as last year, plus a few important additions. The system will depend on the players, but we're thinking of a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-4-2.

'In attack we have players like Paulo Dybala and Abel Hernandez, plus a few more who will arrive.'

The former Burnley striker and Northern Ireland international moved to Switzerland from Glasgow Rangers last year but only managed to score five goals for Sion. Lafferty is still a key player for his country and has represented Northern Ireland in four out of five of their FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for the Brazil 2014 tournament.

Lafferty's link with Palermo came from his relationship with former Italian international Gennaro Gattuso, who has since become the new manager of Palermo.

In June 2008, Burnley originally accepted a bid from Rangers of 3m although the deal was also supposed to involve Alan Gow coming the other way but it fell through. The deal was therefore renegotiated, and Lafferty who had come through the youth ranks having joined the Clarets in 2004 as a youth player was on his way! In June 2012, Lafferty lodged an objection against his contract being transferred from Rangers to a new company set up by Charles Green. Effectively he became a free agent after objecting to the transfer and went on to sign a three-year contract with Swiss Super League club FC Sion at the end of June 2012

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Date:Tuesday June 18 2013

Time: 9:42PM

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