Floriana FC are closing in on the signing of former Malta international striker Jean Paul Farrugia, the Times of Malta can reveal.
The Greens have been looking to bring in a local household name to their squad and have identified Farrugia as an ideal profile with the necessary characteristics to bolster the forward line of Gianluca Atzori’s first-team squad.
Negotiations between Floriana FC and Sliema Wanderers have already taken place and an agreement has been reached between the two clubs.
The Greens are now currently in advanced talks with the 30-year-old striker on personal terms and sources have said that a deal is imminent.
It is understood that other Maltese Premier League clubs also expressed their interest in the player’s services, yet, Floriana FC presented the most attractive project to the player and as a result, are not far from wrapping up the transfer.
In fact, on Saturday, Farrugia was at the Tony Bezzina Stadium where he watched Floriana’s 2-0 win over Pietá Hotspurs next to president Johann Said and other club officials.
Farrugia is seeking to find some consistency and stability after struggling for successful regular first-team football in the last two years.
Times of Malta is informed that the Sliema Wanderers forward believes that Floriana FC has what it takes to give him a fresh start through the technical project being adopted by Floriana FC since president Johann Said has taken charge of the Club.
Since June 2021, Floriana FC have invested heavily on long-term contracts with young Maltese talent and Jean Paul Farrugia could very well provide the experience and personality to build on last season’s impressive campaign which saw them finish second in the BOV Premier League and winning the FA Trophy after defeating Valletta 2-1 in the final.