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Ħamrun Spartans running the rule on Gozitan midfielder Christian Mercieca

Gozitan midfielder Christian Mercieca is currently on trial with Ħamrun Spartans with a view of earning a contract with the newly-crowned Malta champions.

The 24-year-old has spent the majority of his career in Gozitan football where he was on the books of Victoria Hotspurs.

Now, he is looking to make a step up in his career and he is currently training with Mark Buttigieg’s squad who are stepping up their efforts ahead of the new season.

This week, Mercieca played part in the Reds’ friendly against Gżira United, which saw the Maroons emerging 2-1 winners.

Mercieca has been one of the brightest prospects in Gozitan football during the last few years and has been a key figure for the Hotspurs and was also named GFA player of the Year in season 2017-18 when he helped the Victoria side to a league and cup double.

His talent was also spotted by the Malta U21 selectors and was named in Silvio Vella’s squad for the European Championship qualifier against Sweden.

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