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Charlotte FC full sale of first-ever participant Sergio Ruiz to Granada CF

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Charlotte FC have introduced the departure of midfielder Sergio Ruiz to Spanish facet Granada CF.

Ruiz was CLTFC‘s first-ever participant signing in July 2020, enjoying on mortgage at Segunda Division outfit Las Palmas whereas awaiting the membership’s 2022 enlargement yr in MLS.

The 27-year-old Spanish midfielder went on to make 18 MLS appearances (seven begins), scoring as soon as and offering two main assists. Ruiz began to search out common alternatives tougher to come back by following the departure of head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez in Could.

“It’s a unhappy second to be leaving Charlotte FC and this membership and metropolis will without end maintain a particular place in my coronary heart. A proposal was introduced to me to return to Spain which is the most suitable choice for my household presently in our lives,” Ruiz stated in an announcement.

“Enjoying at Financial institution of America Stadium in entrance of the superb followers right here in Charlotte was probably the most rewarding components of my profession. You welcomed me in from the day I signed and will really really feel the love and assist you have got proven me and the remainder of the crew.”

Ruiz’s departure rounds off what has been a busy summer time for Charlotte FC, who’ve signed the likes of Nuno Santos, Adilson Malanda, and Nathan Byrne, whereas permitting Christian Makoun and Titi Ortiz to depart the membership.

“Sergio is a primary instance of what it means to be knowledgeable footballer in how he carries himself each on and off the pitch. It was a pleasure to have him symbolize Charlotte FC and it’s a bittersweet second to see him depart the membership,” sporting director Zoran Krneta stated in a membership press launch.

“A switch away from Charlotte FC was in the most effective curiosity for his household and profession, and we sit up for seeing him proceed his skilled journey again residence in Spain. On behalf of your complete group, I want to thank him for being an integral a part of the membership’s inaugural season and without end being part of our historical past.”

Charlotte at present sit eleventh within the Japanese Convention however are only a single level adrift of the highest seven in what’s a particularly tight Japanese Convention Playoff race. The Crown journey to total leaders LAFC on Saturday.

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