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Updated: Joseph Zerafa leaves Valletta FC to join Hibernians on two-and-a-half-year deal

Hibernians completed a major transfer when they signed Valletta wing back Joseph Zerafa.

As reported by the Times of Malta, the Paolites have shown a lot of interest in the 33-year-old defender during the past few days as they looked to add more depth to their defensive set-up as they step up their chase for the Premier League title.

On Saturday, Zerafa met with Valletta president Alexander Fenech to discuss Hibernians’ approach and the City supremo made it clear that he had never any plans to part ways with the 33-year-old defender but he would not step in the way if the player felt that he had a better offer from another club.

Fenech informed Zerafa that he cannot let the club captain, who has another six months on his contract, leave on a free and there must be an acceptable deal on the table in order for Valletta to let him go.

Talks between all parties continued over the weekend and an agreement was finally reached that will see Zerafa leave Valletta and join Hibernians.

Zerafa completed formalities of his transfer yesterday afternoon and where he put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The former Malta wing back is expected to attend his first training session with the Paolites on Tuesday and is in contention to make his debut against Sirens on Tuesday, January 18.

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