Santa Lucia FC have won the race to secure the signature of wingback Dexter Xuereb, the Times of Malta can confirm.
The capture of Xuereb is another major statement of intent from the Saints who during this summer’s transfer window they have already brought in another talented Maltese player after they had signed Jurgen Pisani from Floriana.
Xuereb joined Gżira United in January 2020 from Mosta, but since then has struggled to secure a regular berth in the Maroons starting XI.
In the last few weeks, Gżira United had decided that they are willing to listen to offers for the talented right back.
Santa Lucia FC, Sirens and Mosta were among the Premier League sides who opened talks in a bid to capture the services of the player but in the end, it was the Saints who secured his signature.
Xuereb agreed personal terms with Sta Lucia and has put pen to paper on a three-year contract.
The young right-back is now expected to make his debut for his new club when they face Gudja United at the National Stadium on September 12.
Xuereb’s arrival will surely boost Sta Lucia FC who have so far picked two points after the first two matches in the Premier League following a 2-2 draw against Floriana and a 1-1 draw against Gżira United.
Since making his Premier League debut, Dexter Xuereb has made 116 appearances in the Maltese top flight.