Ian Azzopardi joins Valletta, Steve Bezzina on loan with Sliema

Valletta FC secured the services of Malta international defender Ian Azzopardi from Sliema Wanderers. Azzopardi signed a four-year deal with the Citizens. As part of the deal, former Under-21 international defender Steve Bezzina will be joining Sliema Wanderers on loan till the end of the season.

A product of Floriana, Ian Azzopardi made his Premier League debut in season 2000/01. He moved to Sliema in summer 2007.

Steve Bezzina, on the other hand, made his Premier League debut for the Citizens in season 2005/06.