Earlier in the January transfer window it was reported that SkyBet League One side Scunthorpe United were interested in signing Maltese international Kyrian Nwoko.

The left winger has featured in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League qualifying campaigns for Valletta this season, making two appearances in each for the club.

The Iron were unable to agree on a fee with the Maltese giants in time to complete a deal this January. However, Stuart McCall has said that the deal is not dead in the water and Scunthorpe will revisit the deal in the summer.

The former St Andrews youngster’s current contract runs until June 2022 following his move to Valletta in July 2017.

Valletta have also released a statement saying: “The 21-year-old travelled to England for a trial with Scunthorpe United last week. He played in a behind closed doors friendly on Tuesday and scored in the Iron’s 5-0 win.

“Nwoko was offered a contract by Scunthorpe but a transfer fee could not be agreed.”

Kyrian Nwoko’s (left) move to Scunthorpe was not completed in time on deadline day.

Former Valletta star Justin Tellus expressed his disappointment saying: “It’s a real Shame Valletta and Scunthorpe United could not agree on terms for the transfer of Kyrian Nwoko.

“He is a really talented young man who will go far in the Game with the right development.

“Stay strong and brave Kyrian and your Pathway to achieve your Dreams will come true.”

Nwoko has scored four goals in 11 appearances for Malta’s Under 21 side and will now return to Malta in order to resume training with Valletta.

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