Son of the Santos idol Narciso, Ruan Santos signed his first professional contract with Palm Trees in this Monday.
Highlighted in the basic divisions, the 17-year-old young defender may be another bright jewel for Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s squad.
Now, Ruan’s relationship with Verdão is valid until September 30, 2023, with a fine of 80 million euros abroad (about R $ 528 million) and R $ 9 million for Brazilian clubs.
The player celebrated the newest achievement of his still young career and recalled his beginning in football, with passages by teams from Baixada Santista.
“I worked hard for that day. It reminds me of my beginning at São Vicente and later at Portuguesa Santista. It wasn’t easy. I dreamed of being on a big team. Today, I’m signing a contract with a professional team. I can only thank God, to my family and Palmeiras for trusting my work. The dream continues, the responsibility increases and the goal is to have my name in the history of Palmeiras “, he declared.
In the last week, Sports Gazette he had already anticipated that the player was preparing to sign the new bond.
In an interview with Verdão’s website, Ruan Santos spoke about the expectation of following in the footsteps of Gabriel Menino, Patrick de Paula and Gabriel Veron, who already shine in the main cast.
Ruan Santos has his father as the main advisor, and tries to follow his example in the field.
Also as a defender, Narciso was champion of the Rio-São Paulo 1997 Tournament, the 1998 Conmebol Cup and the 2004 Brazilian Championship. Ídolo do Santos, scored 13 goals in 267 matches for Peixe, between 1994 and 2004.
He also defended the main team and, with the Olympic team, won bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
At 1.88m tall, Ruan scored a goal on Palmeiras’ debut in the Brazilian Under-17 Championship, still in March, before being stopped by the pandemic.
The defender went up to complete the corner kick in the team’s 5-0 win over Botafogo.