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Floriana closing in on Georgian left back Tevzadze, Serbian forward Melunovic

Georgian fullback Giorgi Tevzadze is close to joining Floriana FC.

FA Trophy holders Floriana are set to bring in some much-needed reinforcements ahead of their derby fixture against Valletta as they are close to complete the signings of Georgian fullback Giorgi Tevzadze and Serbian forward Alen Melunovic, the Times of Malta can confirm.

The Greens have been working hard this month to bolster their first-team squad as the team looks to put themselves back in contention for a top-four place in the Premier League.

This week Floriana have already completed the signing of Norwegian attacking midfielder Sindre Osestad, who also joins the club as a free agent.

Read: Floriana sign Norwegian attacking midfielder Sindre Osestad

Tevzadze, a natural left-back, has plied his trade mostly in his home country, bar a stint in Slovakia with MSK Zilina in 2019. He joins the Greens as a free agent after leaving his last club Samgurali at the turn of the year.

The 26-year-old made 11 appearances throughout the 2022 season as the club finished in fourth place in the Georgian first tier.

The left-footed defender, an option also on the flank in attack for coach Gianluca Atzori, has been part of his country’s youth ranks, his last endeavour for Georgia being eight appearances for the Under-21 National Team.

Signing a forward has been a major priority for Floriana this month and it looks like the Greens have finally given coach Atzori what he is looking for as are very close to sign Serbian forward Melunovic.

The veteran forward, who incidentally celebrated his 33rd birthday on Thursday, has played with some high profile teams in Eastern Europe.

In fact, he was on the books of Bosnian giants FK Sarajevo and also donned the colours of Polish side Widzew Lodz.

In 2018, he moved to Montenegro where he played for Buducnost Podgorica before he headed to Turkey where he was signed by Samsunspor.

Last summer he moved to Greece where he was registered by second-division side Iraklis.

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