Malaga keeper welcomes Rayo move

Malaga goalkeeper Ruben has welcomed his loan signing by Rayo Vallecano after an unhappy spell at La Rosaleda.

The 28-year-old joined the Costa del Sol club for €1.3m from Cartagena in August 2010 but fractured a wrist in training four months later, an injury that was to prove costly as Los Blanquiazules brought in Willy Caballero from Elche and the Argentine subsequently made the position his own.

However, former Barcelona shot-stopper Ruben insists his move to the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas is a fresh opportunity for him to kick-start his career after making just 11 La Liga starts at Malaga.

“It is the beginning of a new season and I am very excited about coming here,” he told a Press conference at his official presentation.

“I haven’t set any targets as I just want to work hard and be in the best physical condition possible, so I will take things game by game.

“It will be different leaving Malaga but I wanted a change of scenery as I wasn’t enjoying it, and Rayo’s seemed the best offer.”

Ruben also admitted that one of the factors he had taken into account was that he would be reunited with new Rayo boss Paco Jemez.

“He knows me from our time together at Cartagena and it will be good to work with him again,” added Ruben.

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