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Gżira United sign defender Steve Borg

Gżira United completed their first major signing of the summer transfer window with the capture of defender Steve Borg.

Earlier on Thursday, sources had told the Times of Malta that the Maroons were currently engaged in talks with Valletta for the Malta international and an agreement between the two parties looked imminent.

But last night, Valletta FC has announced that the transfer has been sealed as the powerful 32-year-old defender has agreed terms with the Maroons and put pen to paper on a five-year-deal.

“Valletta Football Club, officially announces the transfer of central defender Steve Borg to Gzira United FC,” the club said in a statement.

“The club would like to thank the player for the time he spent with our Club, and wishes him the best for his future professional career.”

For Gżira, the capture of Steve Borg is a major statement of intent from Gżira United who are looking to bounce back from a disappointing campaign which has seen them fail to qualify for European football.

The Maroons are also looking to appoint a new first-team coach and they are being linked with their former first-team coach Darren Abdilla.

Abdilla left the Maroons in 2019 but is one of the leading favourites to fill the void left by Paul Zammit who decided to part ways with Gżira United last week.

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