Ħamrun Spartans defender Sven Xerri is set to travel to Italy on Tuesday to start a trial with Serie B side Monza, the Premier League club confirmed.
“A big well-done to one of our own on gaining a trial with Italian club A.C. Monza,” Ħamrun Spartans said in a statement.
“We wish you all the best Sven Xerri and a big Goodluck, we are sure you will do a great job.”
The 17-year-old defender is seen as one of the most promising players in Maltese football and has already established himself with the Malta U-17 national team.
Xerri is highly-rated at the Spartans and while he is an important member of the club’s U-19 side he is also seen as a key element for the first team in the near future.
In fact, Xerri has already been a regular member of the Spartans squad in this season’s Premier League and is set to be promoted to the first team from the start of next season.
Xerri is the second young Maltese player to attend a trial with Monza.
In fact earlier this year, Hibs midfielder Lucas Caruana also was on trial at the Serie B club where he impressed the team’s coaches who are still hopeful of agreeing a deal for the young midfielder.