Ħamrun Spartans have brought in cover in the goalkeepers’ department when they signed veteran goalkeeper Justin Spiteri.
The news comes as a major twist in the journey of the former Floriana goalkeeper who a few days ago had looked set to join Marsa in the Challenge League.
However, Spiteri’s transfer to Marsa was set to collapse after the Challenge League club were handed a transfer prohibition and could not register the veteran goalkeeper.
Ħamrun Spartans grasped the opportunity to offer a contract to Spiteri until the end of the season and his registration was completed on Monday night.
Spiteri’s arrival at Ħamrun Spartans will add more cover to the goalkeepers’ department as at present the Malta champions had only two goalkeepers in the senior squad, Henry Bonello and young Matthias Debono as Spaniard Pablo Sanchez is sidelined with a long term knee injury.
The veteran goalkeeper becomes the second signing for the Spartans on transfer deadline day on Monday after earlier in the day they had signed Swiss midfielder Matteo Fedele.