By Jorge Gonzales
Image courtesy of Charlotte FC
Life in Charotte has not been the simplest for the Crowns midfielder Sergio Ruiz who signed with Charlotte FC on July 8th 2020. The 27-year-old arrived from second division side Racing Santander, whom he represented as captain.
With the covid pandemic delaying the start of Charlotte FC’s inaugural season, Sergio was loaned out to La Liga 2 side Las Palmas. ln his first season Sergio played a crucial role in the team making 37 appearances while scoring 5 goals and bagging 6 assists earning interest from La Liga sides which Charlotte FC quickly rejected as they did not want to lose their first ever player without him playing once for the club.
Things at Charlotte FC have been different for Sergio Ruiz. With just 14 appearances and 2 assist Sergio has struggled to cement himself in the starting 11. Sources have confirmed that Charlotte have received multiple offers for Sergio Ruiz and according to Spanish outlet cañarías7, La Liga 2 side Las Palmas is interested in bringing the Spaniard back on loan with the player interested in returning as well.
The next few weeks will be crucial as Charlotte FC’s front office have a tough decision to make. Continue to believe in Charlotte’s first ever signing as he’s shown glimpses of how good he can be or let him go and free up another spot on the roster as Charlotte also look to add and continue to build a competing squad