Justin Haber returns with Floriana

florianaGoalkeeper Justin Haber will be playing for his first love Floriana after agreeing a deal with the club. Haber joins the Greens from Hibernians just seven months after joining the Paolites from Birkirkara.

A product of Floriana, Justin Haber made his Premier League debut in season 1998/99, spending a short loan spell with Bulgarian side Dobrudzha Dobrich. In summer 2002, he moved to Birkirkara where he spent three years before joining US Quevilly in France in summer 2005. The following season, he moved to Royal Excelsior Virton in Belgium but mid-way through the season, he returned to Malta to join Marsaxlokk.

In summer 2007, Haber joined AO Haidari in Greece but the following season, he moved to England to join Sheffield United. With the Blades, the Malta international goalkeeper failed to play any matches for the senior team. After failing to break into the first team, in August 2009, Haber was allowed to join their sister club Ferencváros on loan until the end of the year. Five months later, he signed an 18 month contract with the Hungarian side, moving to Kerkyra in summer 2011.

Haber returned to Malta in summer 2012 and joined Mosta but moved to Birkirkara the following January. He was the number one choice for the Stripes until the arrival of Miroslav Kopric in the January 2015 transfer window.

This summer, with the arrival of Mark Miller as the new Hibernians coach, the club decided to sign Andrew Hogg meaning that Haber would have had to battle with another Malta international goalkeeper for the number one shirt.

So far, Floriana had secured the services of Alex Cini, Senegalese striker and eighteen-year old Brazilian striker Gustavo Franco Amadio.