Official: Espanyol Confirm Victor Ruiz Will Join Napoli

The Spanish club has said Ruiz will join the Italians and is set to have a medical on Friday...
Espanyol have confirmed Victor Ruiz has joined Napoli via a statement on their official website.

Their note reads:

"The defender Victor Ruiz has become Napoli's new player after the agreement achieved between RCD Espanyol and the Italian club.

"The player, that today has signed his new contract with Napoli, will fly to Italy in the next hours. Víctor Ruiz will pass the medical exam and afterwards he will be presented. Next week the player will come back to Barcelona to say goodbye to the supporters.

"RCD Espanyol has received in exchange an important amount of money and is now the owner of Jesus Datolo's rights. The Argentinean player, who was on loan, will sign a new contract with the white and blue club.

"Víctor Ruiz made his debut last season against Racing de Santander and he was one of the best players of the team. International under-21, the defender is one of the players with a best future in Spanish football."

Earlier, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said he would deliver on his promise of signing Ruiz.

"I always maintain my promises and I have got the best around," he said.

Details of the transfer have not been disclosed, but previous reports claimed Napoli would pay €6 million for the transfer and offer Ruiz a four-year deal.
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