Italian goalkeeper for Floriana

Floriana are expected to sign Italian goalkeeper Simone Santarelli.

A product of Lazio, he never made his debut for the senior side. However he played for Gallipoli in the Serie C1 in season 2007/08 and then for Foggia in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione last year. Santarelli had also played for the Italian Under-17 national team.

If registered in time, Santarelli could make his debut for the Greens this weekend as Floriana take on Hibernians.

Goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo was handed a two-match ban on Wednesday and is therefore ruled out of the games against Hibernians and Valletta.