Following his impressive displays at the World Cup, Fulham's Bryan Ruiz has been linked to a number of clubs over recent weeks, with Greece’s Olympiakos the latest said to be interested.
One of the standout performers during Costa Rica’s astounding run to the quarter-finals, Ruiz’s form in Brazil was in stark contrast to that which saw him become surplus to requirements at Craven Cottage, following an underwhelming two-and-a-half seasons since his 2011 arrival from FC Twente for £10.6 million.
Returning to the Netherlands on loan with PSV Eindhoven for the second-half of 2013-14, after falling out of favour with old boss Rene Meulensteen, the forward still has another season left on his Fulham contract and the club are desperate to get him off the wage bill following relegation to the Championship under Felix Magath.
However, the 28-year-old appears to have plenty of suitors following his efforts captaining Los Ticos this summer, with both Palermo and Besiktas reportedly showing strong interest, and now the Greek champions moving to open talks over a potential deal.
Whether Ruiz was ever given a fair shot in England is open to debate but, with his reputation salvaged on the world’s biggest stage, this supposed Premier League flop could well be earning a move to a Champions League team in the near future.