Young Toluca Star Attracting European Interest

European interest has emerged for Toluca youngster Marcel Ruiz
Toluca v Pumas UNAM - Torneo Clausura 2024 Liga MX
Toluca v Pumas UNAM - Torneo Clausura 2024 Liga MX / Hector Vivas/GettyImages

In a summer where Mexican stars are being lined up with moves away from Liga MX, Toluca midfielder Marcel Ruiz is among the names being drawn up by recruitment teams for major clubs from around Europe.

Ruiz, the dynamic midfielder currently playing for Toluca in Liga MX, has attracted the attention of French club Toulouse FC. Reports indicate that Toulouse is keen on acquiring the 23-year-old, who has been a pivotal player for Toluca this season.

Ruiz has been one of Toluca's standout performers, impressing fans and scouts alike with his exceptional vision, technical prowess, and ability to control the midfield. His consistent performances have not only been vital for his club's success, as the side finished 3rd in the 2024 Clausura table but have also earned him a place on the radar of European teams, with Toulouse emerging as a serious contender for his signature.

Toulouse, an 11th placed finishing side in Ligue 1, has been looking to bolster their squad with young and talented players. Marcel Ruiz fits the profile perfectly, offering creativity and composure in the midfield, attributes that Toulouse believes can help them in their quest for higher standings in the French league.

While no official bid has been made yet, sources close to both clubs suggest that Toulouse is preparing an offer to lure Ruiz to France. The potential transfer would be a significant step in Ruiz’s career, providing him with the opportunity to showcase his talent on a bigger stage and compete against some of Europe's best teams.

Ruiz began his professional career with Querétaro before making a move to Toluca, where he has further developed his skills and established himself as a key player. Known for his passing accuracy, vision, and versatility, Ruiz has also been a part of Mexico's youth national teams, hinting at a promising future for the young midfielder.

A move to Toulouse would not only be a testament to Ruiz’s growing reputation but also a significant boost for Mexican football, highlighting the quality of players coming from Liga MX. For Toulouse, securing Ruiz would be an effort aimed at strengthening their midfield and enhancing their overall team dynamics.

As the summer transfer window takes shape, all eyes will be on Marcel Ruiz and Toulouse to see if this potential move materialises. If the deal goes through, it will mark an exciting new chapter in Ruiz’s career and a notable addition for Toulouse in their Ligue 1 campaign.

Transmarkt values the player at around €6 million and for any move to surface, Toluca would expect an offer over that figure. The player agreed to a new four-year contract in 2023, and given the value of the contract, Toulouse will need to pay a significant amount to convince the Mexican club to let Ruiz go.

Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.