Jean Paul Farrugia’s contract with Spartak Trnava terminated

Malta international striker Jean Paul Farrugia’s contract with Slovak Super Liga side Spartak Trnava has been terminated by mutual consent.

The Hibernians product had joined Spartak Trnava in January after leaving a good impression in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round clash between the two teams in July. However in five months with the club, he just played a total of 25 minutes in two league appearances with the senior team, scoring the only goal in a Slovak Cup clash with Slovan Trencianske Teplice. Farrugia played three matches for Spartak Trnava’s second team in the Second Division.

The twenty-two year old striker made his Premier League debut with Hibernians in season 2008/09 and has been playing for the Paolites since then apart from a one-year loan spell with Marsaxlokk in season 2011/12. Injuries ruled him out for most of seasons 2009/10 and 2010/11.

Farrugia played for all youth national teams and made his senior national team debut last June against Gibraltar. He played the whole ninety minutes in the last EURO 2016 qualifier against Bulgaria in November.