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.

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.

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.