The striker will play for the Portuguese club on loan until June 30 after which Braga will then execute the compulsory purchase of the player for 8 million euros
FC Barcelona and SC Braga have reached an agreement for the transfer of Abel Ruiz until June 30, 2020. Thereafter, the Portuguese club will execute the mandatory purchase of the player for 8 million euros. Furthermore, FC Barcelona reserves the right buy back the player.
His Barça career
Abel Ruiz, 18, arrived at Barça in 2012 from Valencia, joining the U14B side. He became a league champion with the U14A, U16A and U19A teams, and with the latter, he also secured a UEFA Youth League title, scoring a goal in the final against Chelsea.
At Barça B, he played a total of 68 games, scoring 9 goals in three seasons and Ruiz has also played one game with the first team.
FC Barcelona is grateful to Abel Ruiz for his dedication and professionalism and wishes him good luck and success in the future.