From London to Lisbon: Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz has a new club

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One of the most oft-rumored names of the past few transfer window rumor mills is switching clubs.

Bryan Ruiz is moving from Fulham to Sporting CP this summer. The 29-year-old Costa Rican attacker was on loan to PSV Eindhoven from the second half of last season, scoring five times in 14 matches.

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Ruiz was a key figure in Costa Rica’s 2014 World Cup, scoring the only goal in Los Ticos’ upset of Italy, but that didn’t trigger success at Craven Cottage. He finished his time there with 13 goals in 106 appearances.

He’ll join a potent attack with Islam Slimani and Fredy Montero. If he’s deployed as a center mid, he’ll have the protection of William Carvalho behind him, should he not be sold.

Fulham picked up Ruiz’s option this summer, according to the BBC, allowing the club to sell the attacker.