Valletta FC have confirmed the signing of Bosnian forward Harris Dilaver.
The Times of Malta last month had reporte that the Citizens were in advanced talks to sign the 31-year-old striker who will now team up again with Croatian midfielder Ivan Curjuric with whom he played with at Zeljeznicar.
“Valletta Football Club is pleased to announce the official agreement with Bosnian Center-forward Haris Dilaver. The 31 year old forward from Zenica (SFR Yugoslavia) has joined the Citizens till the end of this season,” the club said in a statement.
“Haris started his career with his hometown club Celik Zenica playing for all club categories before joining Bosnian sides Vitez & Mladost. In 2016 he joined Platanis in Greece before returning to Bosnia with Celik Zenica & Mladost, he played the last couple of seasons in Uzbekistan with FC Nasaf & KF Vllaznia of Albania.
“On behalf of all of us at Valletta FC we would like to welcome Haris and wish him all the best with our Club.”
Last season, Dilaver was on the books of Albanian side Vllaznia where he finished as the club’s top scorer and helped the club to win the Albanian Cup.
However, his contract expired at the end of last season, and has now decided to continue his career in Malta with Valletta where he has put pen to paper on a one-year contract.
Dilaver is now expected to make his debut for Valletta this afternoon when they take on Sirens.
Last season, Dilaver played a total of 43 games for Vllaznia in the Albanian championship, Cup, and in UEFA club competitions, scoring 15 goals.
He was one of the most leading players at the club that managed to win the Albanian Cup and placed second in the championship.
Dilaver came through the youth academy of Celic Zenica and was eventually promoted to the senior team. He then had spells at Vitez and Mladost, before heading to Greece where he layed for Platanias.
In 2020, he had a spell with Uzbekistan side Nasaf before heading to Albania where he moved to Vllaznia Shkoder.
The arrival of Dilaver is a huge boost for Valletta who are in desperate need of a forward following the sudden departure of Czech striker Milan Jurdik last month that has left Mario Fontanella as the only senior forward at the club.