Australian international goalkeeper Matthew Ryan has moved to reveal that he has agreed a summer move to La Liga giants Valencia.
His employers Club Brugge were desperate to keep hold of their prized asset for another season, but they eventually had no choice but to accept an offer from los Che, believed to be worth around €7 million.
Ryan, 23, is now set to undergo medical tests in Spain before signing a long-term deal with the La Liga club.
“If I pass my medical tests, I will indeed leave Club Brugge. It’s been a joy to be in this warm and amical club,” Ryan told Club Brugge’s website.
“Last season I already declined a nice offer, but this time I couldn’t. I’m very grateful that club gave me this chance in Europe.”
Valencia decided to make a move on Ryan after their number one keeper Diego Alves suffered a serious injury, and the Australia starlet will be vying Yoel Rodriguez for a starting berth at Mestalla.
The talented goalkeeper join Club Brugge from Central Coast Mariners two years ago and has since made 77 league appearances for the club.
Ryan has been Australia’s first choice goalkeeper for quite a while and has so far amassed 21 national team caps.