Ryan Darmanin joins Lija Athletic

Newly-promoted Lija Athletic signed veteran striker Ryan Darmanin.

A product of Floriana, Darmanin had spells on loan with Tarxien Rainbows and Marsaxlokk before joining Balzan in January 2013. He was transferred to Birkirkara in January 2016 while in summer 2017, he moved to St. Andrews. The following season, Ryan Darmanin moved to Tarxien Rainbows but mid-way through the season joined Siggiewi in Division 2. He returned to Premier League football in summer 2018 when he joined Hamrun Spartans, spending eighteen months with the club before joining Gzira United in January.

After confirming coach Joseph Galea, Lija signed Neil Micallef, Juan Cruz Gill, Valdo Goncalves Alhinho, Miguel Antonio Perez Jimenez and Chevaughn McLaren while confirming Dylan Galea, McAllister Clinch, Leon Muscat, Gianluca Zammit and Erjon Beu.