Sta Lucia sign experienced forward Miguel Alba

Santa Lucia have secured the services of Argentine winger Miguel Alba, the Premier League club have announced.

In Alba, the Saints are bringing in an experienced player who has enjoyed a lot of success in Maltese football, particularly during his spell with Valletta FC.

“Miguel Alba joins Sta Lucia FC,” the Premier League club said in a statement.

“We are delighted that the experienced midfielder has agreed a one year contract with the club. Miguel is a well-known professional footballer having already played with top Maltese clubs. Miguel will add the experience needed to our young squad.

“Welcome Miguel”

The capture of Alba is a huge acquisition for Sta Lucia who are looking to bounce back from low-key 2021-22 season which had seen them lose their top-flight status, but were restored to the top-flight after Pembroke Athleta’s decision to forfeit their place for financial issues.

Alba arrived in Malta in January 2017 when he joined Birkirkara for a short spell before returning to the Premier League a year later when he moved to Valletta FC.

With the Citizens he enjoyed two excellent seasons, helping the club to two Premier League titles.

Since then he had other spells at Birkirkara and Valletta before he moved to Italy where last season played for Agropoli.

Alba is the latest acquisition for St Lucia who have been working hard to bolster their squad this week.

In fact, the Saint this week have signed Romanian defender Robert Bairam.

Bairam played the majority of his career in Spain and was part of the Real Madrid U-21 squad.

Added to that Sta Lucia have also secured the services of Malta goalkeeper Matthew Calleja Cremona who last season was part of the Hibernians squad that won the Premier League title.

Meghon Valpoort has also pledged his future with Sta Lucia as the Dutch forward, who last season impressed with his performance following his move last January, put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension.

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