Floriana FC announced that they have completed the signing of goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo.
The Times of Malta had reported last month that the Greens had agreed personal terms with Bartolo and would join the club until the end of the season.
Bartolo started the season on the books with Valletta but struggled for first-team football with the Citizens and last month he held talks with the club’s top hierarchy who accepted his request to be released from his contract.
The Greens said that apart from his duties with the first team, where he will battle for the no.1 jersey with Bulgarian keeper Georgi Kitanov, he will also be in involved in the club’s grassroots.
In fact, he is expected to assist the Floriana FC Nursery in the training of young goalkeepers.
“The first signing for the January 2022 transfer window is that of experienced goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo.
Bartolo returns to Floriana FC after having played for the Boys in Green in season 2011/12.
“Since then, Manuel played for a number of top division clubs such as Valletta FC, Mosta FC, Balzan FC and most recently won the Premier League as captain of Hamrun Spartans FC.
“Apart from completing the goalkeeping department of the Senior Squad, Bartolo will also professionally assist the Floriana F.C. Nursery in the training of our young goalkeepers.”