Velasco part ways with Valletta Published on: 03-08-2017

Valletta have parted ways with striker Maximiliano Velasco.
The Argentine forward’s contract with Valletta expired at the end of last month and the Citizens’ top brass have elected against offering him a new deal.
Velasco joined Valletta during last January’s transfer window following the departure of Jhonnattann and Federico Falcone. 
The Argentine became Valletta’s leading striker and ended the season with nine goals as the Citizens finished a disappointing fourth in the BOV Premier League.
Last month, Velasco led Valletta’s forward line during the Europa League qualifiers, putting his name on the scoresheet in his team’s 2-0 home win over Folgore in the first qualifying round at the Hibs Stadium.
However, at the end of the team’s European campaign Valletta informed Velasco that they were not going to offer him a new contract.
Zoran Popovic, the Valletta coach, is expected to replace Velasco by bringing in a Serbian striker who is already training with the Citizens.
It is understood that negotiations with the player are at an advanced stage and the deal is likely to be wrapped up by the end of the week.
Valletta have completed five signings so far this summer, goalkeeper Henry Bonello, defender Joseph Zerafa, midfielder Raed Ibrahim Saleh and forwards Denni and Kyrian Nwoko.

Source - Times of Malta