Birkirkara F.C. have opened their acquisition campaign for season 2011-2012 by engaging the services of 21 year old Leighton Grech. He has joined ‘The Stripes’ on a five years contract.
Leighton is a Hibernians FC nursery product and last season he was loaned out to Vittoriosa Stars. Although Leighton failed to help his team to keep their Premier Leagues status, he was definitely one of the best youngsters in the Premier League.
Last season the Under 21 International player made no less than 20 appearances with Vittoriosa Stars. He started with the first eleven fifteen times, and he was utilised as a substitute the other five times. He also managed to score two goals.
Grech is the first signing for the Stripes who have appointed Patrick Curmi as their new coach last month.