Birkirkara FC completed their first signing of the January transfer window when they announced that Italian goalkeeper Luca Savelloni had joined the Premier League club.
The Stripes were forced to enter the transfer market for a goalkeeper after their no.1, Portuguese shot-stopper Daniel Fernandes was ruled out for six weeks by injury.
Savelloni came through the Pescara youth system and has also represented Italy at Under 17 level.
“The twenty-six-year-old Italian goalkeeper Luca Savelloni is the first acquisition for the Stripes in this January transfer window. The club reached an agreement with Savelloni till the end of the season with an option to extend for another year,” the Premier League club said in a statement.
“Savelloni is a product of Pescara Calcio, during his career he played for Gladiator 1924, S.F. Aversa Normanna s.r.l, l‘Aquila Calcio, S.S Racing Roma, Rende Calcio and played also for Italy‘s national under-17 team.
“We wish Luca the very best of luck with our club!”
Savelloni has already started training with the Stripes and is expected to make his debut for Birkirkara next week when they face Balzan on Wednesday at the Centenary Stadium.
The Italian goalkeeper is not going to be Birkirkara’s only signing this month.
In fact, the club are currently in talks to bolster their forward line and are expected to sign a winger and a striker in the coming days.