Nevin Portelli joins Gzira United

Gzira United continued to strengthen their squad with the signing of Under-21 international Nevin Portelli.

The 20-year old started his career with the Sliema Wanderers nursery and following a season on loan with Pembroke Athleta in 2016/17, he moved to Birkirkara, on loan in season 2017/18, he was transferred to the Stripes the following season, although he was then loaned to Tarxien Rainbows.

The Maroons, who have re-appointed Darren Abdilla as their coach, had earlier signed Steve Borg, Kevaughn Atkinson, Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte, Gabriel Bohrer Mentz, Jackson Usuga Mendoza, Luis Riascos Torres and Camilo del Castillo Escobar. Jefferson Assis, on the other hand, will be back with Gzira after a spell with Al Fujairah in the UAE.

Gianmarco Conti and Fernando Barbosa were not retained while Clifford Gatt Baldacchino was loaned to Marsa. Juan Carlos Corbalan is set to complete a move to Hamrun Spartans.