Birkirkara continued to strengthen their squad with the signing of Argentine defender Enzo Ruiz from Floriana FC, the Stripes announced in a statement.
Talks have been ongoing between the two clubs and it looks as though that the transfer had stalled over the weekend but on Wednesday, Birkirkara announced that they had completed the transfer of the veteran defender.
Young Neil Micallef has been included part of the deal and will now move to Floriana FC.
“Birkirkara FC are please to announce the signing of Enzo Ruiz, from Floriana FC,” the Premier League club said in a statement.
“The Argentinian defender has penned a two year-deal with the Stripes.
“Ruiz is no new face in Maltese football, proving to be amongst the best defenders on the island. He has won the BOV Premier League and was chosen as the player of the year 2018/19.
“We would like to wish Enzo Ruiz the very best of luck with our club.”
At Birkirkara, Ruiz will be teaming up with defender Enrico Pepe with whom he had formed an impressive partnership at Floriana FC during the time the Italian was on the books of the Greens.
Ruiz could now make his debut for the Stripes against champions Ħamrun Spartans on Saturday.