Diego Balbinot joins Valletta

Leaders Valletta strengthened their rear-guard with the signing of Brazilian defender Diego Douglas Balbinot.

Valletta will the second Maltese club for the 31-year old defender as he played for Hibernians in the early part of season 2011/12 but was then released as he suffered a long-term injury.

Later he played for 3 de Febrero in Paraguay, Nacional Atlético Clube and Clube Esportivo Lajeadense in Brazil.