Kyle Lafferty has admitted that recently appointed Norwich City manager Neil Adams convinced him to return to English football.
The Northern Irish international spent a spell with Italian side Palermo, winning the Sicily clubs fans player of the year award as he helped them to promotion back to Serie A.
But Lafferty felt that it was right to return to England, with the player familiar to the second tier having played Burnley before his move to Italy.
Speaking to Norwich’s official club website, Lafferty said it was Adam’s vision for the club that convinced him to join.
“Speaking to the gaffer, everything he said and everything he wants me to do, it’s good to have someone like that believing in me”.
“What he wants to do this season is play attacking football and hopefully score a lot of goals so the fans are right behind us from the first minute.
“With the team we have there’s no reason why we can’t do that.
“They’re a team that wants to get promoted to the Premier League at the first opportunity, so I’m excited to come here and start playing football for a team like this.”
Lafferty scored 11 goals for the Italian outfit in his one season at the club, having signed from Swiss side FC Sion in the summer of 2013.
He will be joined at the Norfolk club by Lewis Grabban, who has recently signed from AFC Bournemouth.