Valletta have completed the signing of flank defender Romeu Romao.

The Brazilian has put pen to paper on a two-year deal after impressing coach Paul Zammit since linking up with Valletta for a trial last month.

Zammit had been keen to add a wide defender to his squad following the departure of Malta international Steve Borg who has joined Cypriot club Aris Limassol.

The 25-year-old Romao, who had a spell with Hungarian club Vasas SC a few seasons ago, was in Valletta’s starting formation for their 5-0 victory over Tarxien Rainbows in their opening match from the St Andrews Summer Friendship tournament on Wednesday.

Valletta take on Division One side Melita in their second match at the Luxol Stadium this evening.

The City coach is still looking to sign a striker after parting ways with Thierry Tazemeta last month.

Two young American players were expected to arrive in Malta yesterday to start a trial with Valletta.

Over the past few weeks, the Whites had intensified their efforts to re-sign Hamza Barry but the Gambian midfielder is believed to be eyeing a move away from Malta.

Barry is also a target for Birkirkara.