Maltese striker linked with Linfield switch

Linfield's hunt for a new striker could be over after they were linked with a deal for Maltese striker Kyrian Nwoko.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 8:58 pm
Updated Monday, 5th July 2021, 9:00 pm

The Blues have been on the search for a new front man following the departure of last season's top scorer Shayne Lavery.

The Times of Malta are reporting that Valletta forward Nwoko has agreed a two-year deal with the Windsor Park outfit, who are preparing to face Žalgiris Vilnius in the first round of Champions League qualification tomorrow night.

The media outlet says a fee has been agreed between the two clubs, however a move would be subject to the player being awarded a work permit.

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Malta striker Kyrian Nwoko in action against Spain
Malta striker Kyrian Nwoko in action against Spain

Nwoko has made 21 appearances with the Malta national team, scoring three goals.

Linfield have also been linked with a move for Dundalk front man Pat Hoban as they seek to bolster their striking options.