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Watch: Ħamrun Spartans set to sign Colombian striker Carlos Ibarguen

Ħamrun Spartans are set to complete their second signing of the January transfer window as the Malta champions are expected to seal a deal for Colombian forward Carlos Ibarguen, the Times of Malta can reveal.

The Spartans have been looking to bring a replacement for Moroccan forward Soufiane Lagzir who left the club last month and has joined Italian Serie D side Casale.

The Spartans had brought Ibarguen late last month for a short trial at the club and the former Colombian Under 20 international has impressed coach Mark Buttigieg and his assistant Stefan Sultana.

It is understood that the Spartans have opened talks with the player over personal terms and an agreement was reached.

Ibarguen is expected to put pen to paper to a deal until the end of the season on Friday.

Ibarguen is the second acquisition for the Spartans who late last month announced that they had reached an agreement to sign Malta international defender Steve Borg.

Borg, who was recovering from a muscle injury, has already started training with the first team since their return from their Christmas recess and will be available for the Reds’ first league match against Birkirkara later on this month.

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