EXCLUSIVE: Maltese great Michael Mifsud is just a medical away from confirming a deal with Melbourne Heart and is poised to fly in to the southern capital this week.
It’s understood the legendary Malta international striker hasn’t officially signed for the A-League club but that appears to be only a formality now.
A medical in Europe is the last box to be ticked before the former Coventry City forward flies into Melbourne over the coming days.
Sources suggest the marquee deal is around $300,000 a season for two seasons, which could make Mifsud the bargain of the season if he provides Heart with a much-needed supply of goals this campaign.
Already there is a buzz amongst Melbourne’s Maltese community ahead of the anticipated arrival of the all-time highest scorer for Malta.
Around 40% of Maltese in Australia reside in Victoria, which should give Heart a significant boost at the turnstiles should Mifsud, as expected, line up for the club.
Meanwhile, Heart’s cross-town rivals Melbourne Victory remain on the verge of announcing their new marquee signing.
And in other news, Socceroo Matt Spiranovic is close to signing with a European club which should help the defender's stalled national team career, while Perth Glory are set to make a player announcement in the coming days.