Valletta have announced the signing of young defender Christian Gauci.
The 19-year-old is a highly-rated defender who last season shone with San Ġwann in the Challenge League and helped them place third in the championship.
“Valletta Football Club is pleased to announce the official agreement with Maltese Under 21 International player Christian Gauci. The 19-year-old central defender product of San Gwann FC, joins the Citizens for the upcoming 3 seasons,” the Premier League club said in a statement.
“On behalf of all of us at Valletta FC we would like to welcome Christian and wish him all the best with our Club.”
Gauci is seen as one of the brightest prospects in Maltese football and is set to be part of the Malta U-21 side who is currently led by another former Valletta FC, Gilbert Agius.
Gauci has put pen to paper on a three-year contract and is the second signing completed by the Citizens this month.
In fact, earlier this week Valletta FC announced the signing of Michele Sansone, who also put pen to paper on a three-year contract.
The signings of Gauci and Sansone reflect Valletta’s new approach in the transfer market as the Citizens are looking to rejuvenate the squad in a bid to return at the top of Maltese football