Bryan Ruiz: Sporting Lisbon sign Fulham forward on three-year deal

Bryan Ruiz
Bryan Ruiz scored 13 goals in 106 games for Fulham

Sporting Lisbon have signed Costa Rica forward Bryan Ruiz from Fulham on a three-year contract that includes a £43m buyout clause.

Ruiz, who joined the Cottagers for £10.6m from FC Twente in 2011, scored 13 times in 106 games for Fulham.

The London club took up an option in May to extend the 29-year-old's contract for another year, which allowed them to receive a fee for him.

Ruiz played 32 times for the Championship club last season.

Sporting finished third in the Primeira Liga last season and revealed on their websiteexternal-link they had included the 60m euro buyout clause in Ruiz's deal.

Ruiz saw a loan move to La Liga side Levante fall through earlier this year.