Fulham’s Costa Rican midfielder Bryan Ruiz is a target for Spanish La Liga side Valencia in the January transfer window, according to Vital Football.
Ruiz, who is currently on wages reported to be around £45k a week, is set to be made available for transfer in order to remove some of the strain on the side’s wage bill.
Valencia have the financial capability to sign the player are interested in making a bid for the player.
Manager Kit Symons previously told Get West London that: “There’s not been an offer as such, but interest, and I expect there to be interest in a lot of our players, because if not it means we’ve got a lot of players nobody wants. Bryan’s situation was made quite definite to me when I first took over, and he is possibly looking to move on. If it came about we would sit down and discuss it, but he is a player we have an option to add on an extra year (to his contract).”
Ruiz spent a bulk of last season on loan in the Dutch top flight with PSV Eindhoven where he made 14 appearances for the side. He has been at Fulham since 2011, and in the process has made a total 77 appearances and has scored 11 goals.
Many supporters feel however his high wages aren’t proportional to the inconsistency of the enigmatic midfielder’s performances.
Fulham have been reasonably quiet in the transfer window so far with the addition of Regan Poole from League Two side Newport County being their only confirmed rumour so far.