Bryan Ruiz becomes a free agent after terminating his contract with Santos
He had been at the club since 2018 and his contract was supposed to run until the end of the current season.
In a situation that has dragged over the past few months, Ruiz explained that he was making the decision due to lots of pending unpaid wages and breach of contracts.
In a note, the athlete states that he sought termination for late payment of wages and for what he called “moral damage, caused by administrative and sports decisions”.
“I made the decision based on the non-compliance with the payment and the moral damage I received, caused by administrative and sporting decisions that were made by untrue information that was publicly communicated at different times by the club administration, which they called into question my professionalism as a player “,
“My purpose when arriving at Santos FC in July 2018 was to be able to contribute as much as possible to achieve the group’s sporting goals, however, unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity or the confidence to fulfill my desire” he wrote on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
Ruiz joined the Alvinegro back in 2018 with a big reputation on his hands. Such was his move that he got a huge crowd reception at the airport that time. However, things have not gone according to plan for the midfielder since then.
The 34-year-old has featured in 14 games since then and has failed to hit the back of the net. He was already training with the club’s B team just prior to the suspension of football due to the coronavirus imposed break. It makes a sore stat for the midfielder as he has not been on the pitch for Santos since November 12, 2018.
After explaining why he was terminating his contract, Ruiz went on to thank the club, their fans and staff for all that they have done for him in the space of the last two years.
The midfielder concluded by saying the next step for him is to look for another challenge (a club) where he can continue his professional career. For a player with his experience, surely a number of clubs would be willing to offer him a contract.