Mathew Ryan to Valencia CF

Today Mathew Ryan travels to Valencia for his medical to complete his move to the Spanish outfit.


Ryan (23) played for Club since 2013. He was elected Goalkeeper of the Year last two seasons and won the Belgian Cup. In January 2015 Mat won the Asian Cup and was crowned Goalkeeper of the Tournament. Now he will join <em>Los Murci&eacute;lagos</em> who finished fourth last season in the Primera Division behind champions Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atl&eacute;tico Madrid.</p>
<strong>Ryan</strong>: &quot;If I pass my medical tests, I will indeed leave Club Brugge. It&#39;s been a joy to be in this warm and amical club. They have done everything they could to keep me another year which made it even harder for me to make this choice. I&#39;ve had a wonderful time at the club but now it&#39;s time to take this next step. Last season I already declined a nice offer, but this time I couldn&#39;t. I&#39;m very grateful that Club gave me this chance in Europe. For a young lad there&#39;s no better club to develop. I have faith that The Blues will add more silverware soon and I&#39;m their number one fan from now on. And last but not least: a big thank you for the best fans of Belgium!&quot;</p>
<strong>Vincent Mannaert</strong>: &quot;We hate to see Mat go, but we realise that this is a logical step in his career. We&#39;ve tried to keep him at Club for at least one year but he had made his mind up. We&#39;re nevertheless very grateful for what he&#39;s done the past two seasons. He&#39;s a top player and just like Carlos Bacca he will deliver in the Primera Division. This goodbye doesn&#39;t change our ambitions for our next season. We&#39;re already in contact with the possible replacer of Maty.&quot;</p>

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