Report shares Robbin Ruiter's plans as Sunderland goalkeeper rejects Holland return

Sunderland manager Jack Ross during  the Checkatrade Trophy match at Stadium of Light on December 4, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

Robbin Ruiter will leave League One Sunderland this summer but he is not returning to the Eredivisie with Sparta Rotterdam.

Robbin Ruiter of Sunderland AFC celebrates his teams first goal during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Sunderland and Manchester City U21 at The Stadium of Light on January 22, 2019...

Robbin Ruiter has rejected the chance to join Sparta Rotterdam when his Sunderland contract expires, according to AD.

The 32-year-old shot-stopper appears to have played his final game for the Black Cats, having fallen out of favour during Jack Ross’s debut season at the Stadium of Light.

Ruiter made just five appearances during the 2018/19 campaign, one coming in the league, as he was displaced by Scotland international Jon McLaughlin.


And Sunderland’s owner Stuart Donald confirmed to Roker Report last month that Ruiter is set to leave the Wearside giants this summer.

Where he ends up remains to be seen but it seems that a return to Holland for the experienced Dutchman is not on the cards.

Robbin Ruiter of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Reading at Stadium of Light on December 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

According to AD, Ruiter has rejected the chance to join Sparta Rotterdam, who sealed their return to the Eredivisie last month after just one year away. A goalkeeper who spent his entire career in the Netherlands with Volendam and Utrecht before joining Sunderland in 2017 is keen to continue plying his trade on foreign shores.

The report adds that clubs in Spain are also interested and they could offer Ruiter what he is looking for.

Robbin Ruiter of Utrecht is congratulated be the fans after winning the Eredivisie Europa League Play off match between FC Utrecht and FC Twente at Stadion Galgenwaard on May 26, 2013 in...

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