17-year-old goalkeeper Christopher Farrugia will start the 2019/20 campaign with Premier League news boys Sheffield United.

The Maltese youngster confirmed his departure from Floriana at the start of the month and has since spoken exclusively to MalteseFootball about the move.

Discussing his moving abroad, Farrugia explained how it has always been an ambition of his: “From a young age my dream was to someday go and play abroad as I knew this would be the best for my development.

“As soon as it was official that I was going to have the chance to play for a team abroad I was over the moon and even at such a young age where I am still learning and developing my game.

“I am looking forward to making the most from the other goalkeepers and from the coaches at the club. I am very excited to start my new adventure and learn from every training session and game. “

The goalkeeper continued saying: “Hopefully by training regularly and by getting game time, I will adapt to the quick paced football in the shortest time possible alongside the help of my teammates and my coaches.”

Chris Farrugia is a product of the Floriana Academy

Farrugia had previously been on trial with United’s fierce rivals Sheffield Wednesday. The 17-year-old spoke about how the Blades had monitored his progress prior to making the move.

“Sheffield United monitored my trial with Wednesday closely, there were even United scouts during my first game with Wednesday.

“After my one week trial with Wednesday, United made it clear that they were keen for me to sign with them, they then offered me a scholarship with the club and I accepted.”

Chris Farrugia had previously been on trial with Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by Replay TV)

Having previously played all his club football in Malta, the young goalkeeper spoke about how training with Floriana’s first team has helped his development at such a young age.

“It was always a great learning curve when you train with the senior squad because it is the highest level in Malta,” said Farrugia.

“I was able to learn from great goalkeepers with lots of experience and learn from brilliant coaches that have not only coached in Malta but also abroad.

“Hopefully this step up will shape my footballing career and especially with United becoming a Premier League team this will help me learn from more great players that will be at the club.

“With the facilities like United’s and all the tools one needs to improve and grow as a player, I am confident about my move to Bramall Lane.”

Chris Farrugia will join Sheffiled United ahead of the 2019/20 season.

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