Indian Super League outfit FC Pune City FC have signed Yendrick Ruiz from Costa Rican club Herediano on a six-month loan deal according to a PTI report. The Costa Rican footballer who is the brother of former Fulham player Bryan Ruiz plays as a striker for Herediano in Primer Divisin de Costa Rica which is the top league in Costa Rica.
The 28-year-old started his career at Liga Deportiva Alajuelense and also played for Puntarenas Football Club before joining Herediano in 2012. It was at Herediano where he enhanced his reputation as a striker who possesses good goalscoring abilities.
In 3 years at the Costa Rican club, he scored 43 goals from 100 games. Last season, Ruiz was at his prolific best as he notched up 23 goals and also made 12 assists for the team.
Happy with the signings
Meanwhile, Gaurav Modwel who is the CEO of Pune City said: "After having a successful auction where we got the players we needed, we have gathered steam with regards to foreign player signings. We are very happy to announce the signing of Yendrick Ruiz, a talented striker from Costa Rica.
"Yendrick is an intelligent player with good eye for goal and his reading of the game is excellent. He has been on a goal-scoring spree in last couple of seasons for CS Herediano. He will surely be an asset to the club and a star for the Pune City fans."
David Platt who is the Pune City coach said: "Yendrick's reading of the game and his skill in front of the goal will certainly be an asset to the team. Yendrick is a proven goal scorer and we are hoping his addition to the team bundled with his overall technical ability will make our attack line a force to reckon with."
Ruiz expressed his joy of joining the ISL team and said: "The seriousness of the (FC Pune City) management for having me on board and part of club was one of the primary reasons for me to join FC Pune City. This will certainly be one of the biggest challenges of my career so far and I look forward to this challenge.
The commitment of the club to create a quality squad is fascinating and this in addition to the opportunity of working with an excellent coaching staff is something I am eagerly looking forward too."