Following the departure of Federico Falcone who moved to Terengganu FA in Malaysia, Valletta are set to lose another key player after receiving a lucrative offer by a club in the Middle East for Jhonnattann Benites da Conceicao.
Jhonnattann had re-joined the Citizens in summer 2015, helping them to the BOV Premier League title last season. He moved in Malta in summer 2012 where he played for Valletta in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers but was released a few weeks later, and joined Birkirkara. With the Stripes, he spent two years, winning the championship in 2012/13 and the runner-up spot in 2013/14.
In season 2014/15, he played for Muharraq in Bahrain where he also won the championship.