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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Jun 27, 2014

Lafferty an 'out-of-control womaniser'

Kyle Lafferty scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for Palermo in 2013-14.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has aimed a parting shot at Kyle Lafferty, labelling the striker an "out-of-control womaniser" after he completed a move to Norwich.

Lafferty, 26, helped Palermo return to Serie A last season, but Zamparini claims his off-field behaviour resulted in coach Giuseppe Iachini demanding he be sold.

"Lafferty is sold as a result of a precise request from my coach Beppe Iachini," Zamparini told Radio 24.

"He is an out-of-control womaniser, an Irishman without rules. He is someone who disappears for a week and goes on the hunt for women in Milan.

"He has two families with six children, he never trains, and he's completely off the rails. On the field he's a great player, because he gave us everything he had and more.

"In terms of his behaviour, however, he is uncontrollable. My coach told me he cannot sort this player out, so he has to go."

Lafferty will officially join Norwich on July 1 for an undisclosed fee after signing a three-year contract.

He scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for Palermo last season, helping him to win Fans' Player of the Season.

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