Valencia goalkeeper Mat Ryan joins Genk on loan until end of season

Valencia goalkeeper Mat Ryan has wrapped up a move to Belgian club Genk for the remainder of the season.

The move was confirmed soon after coach Salvador Gonzalez said negotiations were at an "advanced stage."

In a brief statement on their official website, Genk said they had "added a goalkeeper with experience at the highest level."

Ryan did not train on Sunday, the official Valencia website said, and he was not included in the squad for Monday's La Liga game at Las Palmas.

The loan deal seesRyan return to the Belgian Super League, where he previously played for Brugge before his switch to Valencia in the summer of 2015.

The 24-year-old, who has made just two appearances for Valencia this season and said he wants more playing time, has also been linked with Gent, another Belgian club.