Real Betis has made official this Monday afternoon the signing of the Catalan central Víctor Ruiz, 31, that as we told you last Saturday in MD he was the main candidate for cover the loss of Zou Feddal, transferred a few days ago to Sporting Clube de Portugal. Víctor Ruiz signs for a single season after being disengaged from Besiktas, where he still had two years to complete and which he rescinded when he denounced the Turkish club for defaults.
The signing of Víctor Ruiz is the third that Real Betis has made, after those of Claudio Bravo and Martín Montoya, all at zero cost and with a long career in elite football. Antonio Cordon He still has to finish the squad with several more additions, but for this, Betis needs to close some important transfer to be able to balance the salary limit and face the pending amortizations (Borja Iglesias, Fekir, William Carvalho, Alex Moreno…).
Formed in the Espanyol quarry
Victor Ruiz Torre (Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barcelona, January 25, 1989) took his first steps in professional football at the RCD Espanyol youth academy. After passing through the first youth team and RCD Espanyol B, the new Betic footballer made his debut with the first team parakeet in 2009. In January 2011 he was transferred to SSC Napoli. A few months later, in August of the same year, he was signed by Valencia CF, a club in which he spent three seasons. In the summer of 2014, he joined Villarreal CF, settling behind the team during the five seasons he played at El Madrigal. In the summer of 2019 he signed for Besiktas JK of the Turkish Super League.
At the national team level, the new Real Betis player has been international with Spain in the U17, U19, U21 and U23 categories. In 2011, he was proclaimed European Under-21 champion with the Spanish team together with Martín Montoya, with whom he will now coincide again.
Total, Víctor Ruiz has played 353 games in the elite, in which he has scored eight goals and distributed eight assists.