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Malta youngster Lexine Farrugia joins Sampdoria Women

Captained U-17’s selection in recent Euro qualifiers

Lexine Farrugia will continue her career in Italy after joining Sampdoria Women, the Times of Malta can announce.

The Maltese youngster, represented by Business Eleven’s Fabrizio Scuderi, will be joining the U-19’s sector of the Blucerchiate in her first stint abroad on a one-year deal.

Last season, Farrugia was on the books of Raiders Lija with whom she scored 13 goals in 10 senior league games.

Previously, she also featured for local champions Birkirkara as well.

At the international level, Farrugia has recently captained the U-17’s selection during the European Championship qualifications where she scored twice in a 4-1 win over Azerbaijan.

She has also represented Malta in other youth tournaments including the annual UEFA Girls Development Tournament.

Farrugia, 16, becomes Sampdoria’s third Maltese player after senior player Rachel Cuschieri and Nina-Lee Naudi who has just joined the U-15’s side.

Sampdoria U-19’s have already played three league games, against Milan, Fiorentina and Parma.

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