Thursday Jul 09, 2015. 12:48
Cape Town Cup participants Sporting CP have signed Costa Rica forward Bryan Ruiz from Fulham for an undisclosed fee.
The 29-year-old joined the Cottagers for £10.6-million in 2011 and was due to leave on a free this summer until the club took up an option to extend his deal in May.
But the extension proved to be short-lived as both clubs have announced that Ruiz has signed a three-year deal in Lisbon with a £43-million buy-out clause.
Ruiz began his career in Europe with Gent and from there moved on to FC Twente, where he helped the club to the Eredivisie title in 2010.
That earned him his move to the Premier League, and he has also had a loan spell at PSV Eindhoven. Last season, Ruiz featured 32 times in the Championship, scoring five goals.