Swedish forward Alex Nilsson joined Birkirkara on a one-year loan from Tarxien Rainbows in exchange for James Brincat.
After playing for Malmo FF, Landskrona and Trelleborg, Nilsson moved to Malta in the January 2015 transfer window to join Qormi. In January 2016, he signed for Tarxien Rainbows.
As part of the deal, James Brincat will spend one season on loan with Tarxien Rainbows. A product of Mosta FC, Brincat joined Birkirkara last season. He made his Premier League debut in season 2013/14