In January, Maltese clubs are set to be busy looking to strengthen their squad for the rest of the 2020-21 season, but Gżira United are already starting plans for next season as the Times of Malta can reveal they are currently in negotiations to sign Brazilian striker Maxuell Samurai.
The 29-year-old forward is currently on the books of Sirens FC, but his contract terminates at the end of the season and according to FIFA transfer rules a player can start negotiations for a move away from his current club once he enters the final six months of his contract.
Sources have told the Times of Malta that Gżira United have on Tuesday contacted Sirens FC and informed them that they have approached Maxuell with a view of offering him a deal for next season.
Should an agreement be reached, Maxuell will sign a pre-contract with Gżira United that will all but confirm his move to the Maroons at the start of next season.
If the deal goes through this would be a first for such transfers in Maltese football as usually clubs operate for the following season during the summer transfer window.