Miguel Alba re joins Valletta Published on: 02-01-2020

Miguel Alba Valletta FC

After being released by Birkirkara, Miguel Alba will be playing once again for Valletta 
Last summer, the Argentine midfielder opted not to extend his contract with Valletta and decided to rejoin Birkirkara, the club who had brought him to Malta a few years ago.
However, his move to Birkirkara failed to leave the desired dividends for Alba who has fallen out of favour with the Birkirkara administration and in fact he was not in the plans of Andre Paus in their recent outings.
Last weekend, Birkirkara announced that they had released Alba, Valletta immediately made an offer for the player and an agreement was reached.
The Argentine played a key role for the Lilywhites in their Premier League title triumph last season, when he was also named as the best overseas player in the Premier League.
Alba had a first spell with Birkirkara in the latter part of season 2016/17 but after not being retained by the Stripes, he moved back to Argentina where he played for Gimnasia y Tiro (Salta). However, he returned to Malta in January 2018 to join Valletta where he spent eighteen months, until the end of last season.
Earlier in his career, Alba played for CA Union, CA Chacarita Juniors, CA Douglas Haig, Alianza Petrolera in Colombia, CD Nublense in Chile, Deportivo Santamarina, CD Guarani, Paphos FC in Cyprus, PAE Veria in Greece and Ermis Aradippou in Cyprus.
Alba is the second acquisition for Valletta, earlier last month they have already signed midfielder Triston Caruana, formerly of ─Žamrun Spartans.
Valletta are also in talks with two overseas strikers who have never played in the Maltese Premier League.