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Valletta FC sign Maric on deadline day

Club officials deny deals for Brazilian defensive duo

Valletta FC managed to register one defender in the final hours of the January transfer window, Serbia’s Ivan Maric, the Times of Malta can confirm.

Reports on Monday night had claimed that the Citizens were set to sign three defenders namely Maric and Brazilian duo Roberto Dias Correia Filho and Yan Victor.

However, when contacted by the Times of Malta, Valletta FC officials confirmed that the Citizens had only registered Maric as the club’s intention was to replace Serbian defender Mihailo Jovanovic, who left the club to return to his homeland due to family mourning.

Sources have told The Times of Malta that Maric was always Valletta’s main target.

Maric is not a new face in Maltese football as in season the 26-year-old was on the books of Mosta FC in season 2017-18.

Before joining the Blues, Maric played in homeland with Jagodina before heading to Slovakia to join Lokomotiva Zolen.

In the 2015-16 season, Maric moved to Poland where he played for Jedinstvo, Sloga Kraljevo and and Zvezdara.

Maric played in Hong Kong for the last two seasons as he was on the books of Wong Tai Sin and King Fung.

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