Manuel Bartolo joins Valletta FC Published on: 07-07-2012

Valletta reached an agreement with Msida St Joseph over the transfer of goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo. Defender Steve Bezzina joined Msida St Joseph as part of the deal. Steve signed a five year contract with Mosta FC and will make way for Manuel Bartolo to join the Citizens from Msida St Joseph.

Steve Bezzina a Valletta product, was on loan for the last two consecutive seasons with Sliema Wanderers.

Valletta has been showing interest in Bartolo since the end of the Premier league. A product of San Gwann FC, Manuel made his debut in the Premier League with Msida St Joseph on 4th March 2006, in a match against Birkirkara (0-5). In season 2010/11, Bartolo joined Birkirkara FC on loan till the end of the season. During the last season Bartolo was on loan with Floriana FC. Manuel played a total of 82 matches in the Premier League. Manuel Bartolo is expected to sign a contract next week.

On behalf of the club’s official website, we welcome Manuel in our club and would like to thank Steve Bezzina for the service he provided throughout all these years with the club and wish him the best of luck with his new team.

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