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Goalkeeper Bartolo trains with Valletta FC ahead of loan move from San Ġwann

Veteran goalkeeper Manwel Bartolo is set to continue his career in the Premier League with Valletta FC as the veteran has started to attend training sessions with the capital club.

The Times of Malta revealed earlier this month that Bartolo had agreed a return to San Ġwann FC in the Challenge League but there was a strong possibility that the former Ħamrun Spartans goalkeeper would still be playing top-flight football as he was attracting the interest of several clubs.

Valletta FC have made an approach to San Ġwann to take the veteran goalkeeper on loan until the end of the season and the Challenge League club have now given permission to the 37-year-old to start attending training sessions under the charge of Jose Antonio Cardoso Mendes.

In fact, Bartolo attended his first training session with Valletta FC in the last few days and the transfer should be completed in the coming hours.

The arrival of Bartolo at Valletta FC is likely to give the Citizens an added option in the goalkeeper department as coach Cardoso Mendes has the chance to field a Maltese goalkeeper in goal and have an added option of fielding another overseas player in another position on the pitch.

Last season, Bartolo enjoyed an excellent season as he skippered Ħamrun Spartans to the Premier League title and was named as the Best goalkeeper in the MFPA Awards.

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