Sporting sign Ruiz from Fulham

Date published: Wednesday 8th July 2015 9:21

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The 29-year-old joined the Cottagers for £10.6million 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 60million euro (£43million) 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, while he may not have made a major impact in the top flight and was loaned out to PSV Eindhoven in January 2014, he returned to feature 32 times last term in the Championship, scoring five goals.

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