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Sporting secures three players for next season

By Jornal Sporting
02 Jun, 2016

Lukas Spalvis, Alan Ruiz and Federico Ruiz sign in at Alvalade

Sporting has announced the signing of the Lithuanian Lukas Spalvis from Aalborg and the two Argentineans Alan Ruiz and Federico Ruiz from Colón. The forward penned a deal valid until 2018, with an option to extend until 2021 and with a buy-out clause of 60,000,000.00€. The two South Americans signed until 2020 and both have buy-out clauses for 60,000,000.00€.

Lukas Spalvis, who at the age of 21 has already been capped for the Lithuanian national team, was Aalborg's main weapon going forward, bagging 17 goals in 29 appearances. The young striker began his career in Germany with SV weil, before moving to Freiburg and eventually on to Aalborg in 2013.

Alan Ruiz, 22, arrives from Colón and is an offensive midfielder who can also play as a striker. He scored seven goals in just nine games played this season. After putting pen to paper, the Argentinean proved excited by the chance to shine in Alvalade: "Jorge Jesus is amongst the four best coaches in the world and it will be a privilege to work with a coach as important as him. Sporting is a great club that will be in the Champions League. The team really knows how to work the ball around well and the squad is full of players from national teams."