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Sliema Wanderers agree deal to sign former Valletta striker Piciollo

Sliema Wanderers have reached an agreement to sign Italian striker Matteo Piciollo.

Reports in the local media said on Tuesday that the Wanderers approached the former Valletta FC striker with a view of bringing him back to Maltese football next month and an agreement was finally reached.

Piciollo enjoys a huge experience in Maltese football having had spells with Floriana, Balzan and Valletta with whom he played several major honours.

The Italian forward left Valletta last season to continue his career in Italy with Pineto Calcio.

But the player has now accepted to return to Maltese football and join Sliema Wanderers.

Piciollo is expected to be registered by the Wanderers when the transfer window reopens next month on a six-month deal, with an option to further extend the association by another season.

The acquisition of Piciollo is a huge shot in the arm for the Wanderers and coach Andrea Pisanu who are looking to revive the team’s season and try to avoid relegation to the Challenge League.

At present, Sliema are bottom of the Premier League standings with just four points from the first 11 matches.

So far, Piciollo has amassed over 190 appearances in the BOV Premier League, scoring 50 goals.

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