Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has declared they've signed former Sunderland striker Kyle Lafferty.

Lafferty follows new Palermo coach Rino Gattuso from FC Sion.

"We have sealed a deal for Lafferty," announced Zamparini on Radio Radio.

"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."