The 30-year-old, who was on the bench in Qatar behind first choice stopper Emiliano Martinez, won the Europa League with the Spanish side in 2021. Reports in Spain say Ajax will pay Villarreal around 10 million euros for the goalkeeper. "The truth is it all happened very quickly, we all wanted to do our part for it to turn out this way, and that's how it did," Rulli told reporters at the club's training ground on Thursday, per Spanish newspaper AS.
"It was good for the club, for me as well, and Ajax were very interested. I am happy for the achievements in these years here, for the path I have taken and I am very excited for what is coming now." The goalkeeper, who signed for Real Sociedad from Manchester City, where he did not play a game, joined Villarreal in 2020.