Floriana FC have completed their first transfer during the January transfer window as they reached an agreement to sign goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo.
The veteran goalkeeper had joined Floriana’s neighbouring rivals Valletta at the start of the season but has struggled for regular football with the Citizens.
This month, Bartolo held talks with the Valletta FC hierarchy and made a request to seek pastures new as he looked for more playing time.
Valletta accepted the players’ request and handed the release to the player.
Floriana approached Bartolo and offered him a deal until the end of the season.
The veteran goalkeeper has accepted Floriana’s proposal and has put pen to paper on a contract until the end of the campaign.
Bartolo’s arrival at Floriana will see him battle for the number one jersey with Bulgarian goalkeeper Georgi Kitanov.
The former Ħamrun Spartans goalkeeper is unlikely to be Floriana’s only signing next month as the Greens are looking to bring in a foreign attacking midfielder.
However, the club is taking a prudent approach at the moment as they are currently monitoring the current COVID-19 situation, with its possible repercussions, before bringing in further new signings.