Ruben Micael joined Maccabi Tel Aviv after the club reached an agreement with Chinese club Shijiazhuang for the loan deal of the Portuguese international midfielder.

Micael, 30, who will wear the number 14 shirt at Maccabi, scored two goals on his international debut for Portugal against Finland and has since made 15 more appearances for the European Champions. A graduate of Uniao Madiera’s youth department, Ruben Micael plays as an attacking midfielder who played for Nacional, FC Porto before being bought in 2011 by Atletico Madrid and spent loan periods with Zaragoza and Sporting Braga who made the move permanent in 2013. Six goals in 47 appearances for Braga, attracted the attention of the Chinese club who signed Ruben who scored 6 goals in 18 months.

Jordi Cruyff told the club’s official website: “We are happy to bring a player in the caliber of Ruben to Maccabi. We hope that his experience and ability will help him integrate quickly and help the team reach its’ goals”.