Valletta given permission to talk to Henry Bonello

Friday, June 15, 2012, 23:58

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Sliema Wanderers have granted champions Valletta permission to hold talks with National goalkeeper Henry Bonello

The Citizens are interested in signing the former Vittoriosa shot stopper but have yet to open talks with the Blues over the possible transfer of the 22 year old.

“Bonello is still Sliema Wanderers player at the moment,” the Sliema spokesman stated with “The club has authorised Valletta to speak with Henry but we haven’t spoken directly to Valletta yet regarding a transfer”.

Valletta are in search for top rated goalkeeper after the departure of Andrew Hogg to Cyprus. Former Birkirkara goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo was also in talks with the champions. He was also given permission by his current club Msida st Joseph.


  1. Ray says:

    Jekk valletta jirnexxilhom jakkwistaw lil henry bonello ikunu ghamlu akkwist kbir ghax huwa goalkeeper ta’ livell.


  2. Ray says:

    Jekk valletta jirnexxilhom jakkwistaw lil henry bonello ikunu ghamlu akkwist kbir.


  3. vsp says:

    no manuel bartolo for us he hate city dont let him wear the city shirt ronnie briffa valletta 4 ever


  4. Forzacity says:

    @The God. It seems to me you’re missing one fundamental point. The fact that Valletta have requested  permission to hold talks with Bonello does not necessarily mean that de facto he will be City’s ‘keeper next season. Valletta are simply trawling the market to evaluate feasible options.  My honest opinion is that Bonello is not the type of ‘keeper for Valletta. There is not much goalkeeper talent on the Island currently and it will be hard to find a replacement unless a foreign experienced talent is sourced.


    Bluebird Reply:

    Henry is already playing for the best , and without any doubt , he wants it to stay like that , so keep your hands off the best goalkeeper around , and stop harassing him , he is a true blue, up the blues , Henry is our no 1 , and thats how its going to stay


  5. ForzaCity says:

    @ The God. Quite an odd comment and what a funny nickname! In answer to your inappropriate remark – Yenz Cini is a promising young goalkeeper and will not be shown the exit door. But the champions’ next challenge is the Champions League preliminary. Given Yenz’s inexperience in such matches Valletta need a more mature goslkeeper. Secondly, with Hogg’s departure and the long local league starting shortly Valletta must look on the market for another goalkeeper. Yenz’s chance will come, don’t worry. He will be a triumphant cup winning great goalkeeper.


    The God Reply:

    First of all i don’t mean to cause any offence regarding my nick. Secondly do you think with henry valletta could have a bigger chance to qualify in europe’s most difficult club competition than with yenz??? I don’t think so! If valletta would opt to sign an experienced and maybe foreign international gk yes than that would prove to be a very better option in my modest opinion especially for champs league football. Finally you said yenz’s chance will come… If valletta sign henry bonello when this “famous” chance will come for yenz??? Remember… Henry is just 23 years old… Will yenz cini be kept as second choice keeper for another 10 years?????


  6. The God says:

    Is this the same keeper valletta fans accused of “letting in” soft goals against hibs just a couple of months ago??? What about yenz cini??? Another valletta product shown the exit door by mr.scriha and co.???


    belti Reply:

    yenz se jkun wiehed miz-2 goalers taghna soltu kliem fil-vojt hu


    godfrey caruana Reply:

    yenz ghadu zghir u jekk jibda mil-bidu min issa f’kampjonat difficli tista tkissru,allura jekk ma tifhimx tparlax l’aktar jekk m’intiex belti,issa jekk il-belt jidrilhom li jridu lil-bonello huma jafu u ghamel x’ghamel mhux affari ta hadd,jekk noqghodu inharsu lejn x’ghamlu il-plejers li jigu maghna nistaw ma ngibu lil-hadd la ahna u lanqas teams ohra


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