Jean Paul Farrugia has returned to Sliema Wanderers after his move to United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah fell through following financial problems at the Middle East club.
Farrugia was one of the players who had experience in the Maltese Premier League who had accepted to join Italian coach Giovanni Tedesco at Ras Al Khaimah who were looking to relaunch themselves in UAE football after they had folded four years earlier due to financial problems.
In fact, Farrugia had teamed with Tedesco alongside Malta team-mate Rowen Muscat, Conor Borg, Maurizio Vella, Mathias Muchardi, and Marco Criaco.
However, their hopes of playing with their new club was shattered just days before the start of the season when Ras Al Khaimah decided to cancel their registration to the UAE league championship due to financial problems.
Farrugia and his team-mates ended up as free agents and the Malta striker has now returned to his former club Sliema Wanderers where he is expected to play for them for the rest of the 2021-22 season.
The return of Farrugia is surely a huge boost for the Wanderers who have struggled at the start of the new season as they are still in search of their first win after four matches, with the team picking up just two points following a goalless draw against Floriana and a 1-1 draw against Gżira United.
Meanwhile, Rowen Muscat is also closing in on a return to his former club Valletta.
In fact, the midfielder has already started training with Toze Mendes squad and is likely to be confirmed as a new Valletta player in the coming days.