Manchester City ‘enter the race for Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz’… as player’s agent reveals Real Madrid are also in pursuit of the Spain star
- Fabian Ruiz’s agent says Real Madrid are interested in signing the midfielder
- Ruiz has performed well for Napoli since he joined the club from Real Betis
- Agent Alvaro Torres praised Ruiz as a ‘midfielder who would mark an era
Manchester City are tracking Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz according to Corriere dello Sport.
Ruiz’s agent has also revealed that Real Madrid have shown interest in the Spain international.
The 24-year-old has produced some impressive performances since joining Napoli from Real Betis in 2018.
Spanish star Fabian Ruiz has impressed for Napoli since he joined the club from Real Betis
Real are now interested in bringing Ruiz back to Spain, but the player’s agent, Alvaro Torres, insists that a decision has yet to be made on his client’s future.
Torres told Canal Sur: ‘It’s obvious that there are many important clubs that have asked about him, he has spent three years at a high level.
‘Yes, it’s true that Real has shown interest, we told Napoli.
‘But right now, he must focus on his team. This summer, we will see. He is a midfielder who will mark an era.’
A Spain international who has six caps for his country, Ruiz is excellent technically and is a fine passer.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Napoli midfielder Ruiz, his agent has revealed
Ruiz’s versatility is also an important asset – he can operate effectively as a central midfielder or in more advanced or defensive roles.
Given his prior experience of La Liga Ruiz could be a useful option as Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane looks to ensure that his squad is in good shape going into next season.
Ruiz made 59 appearances for Betis and also gained experience on loan at Elche prior to sealing his switch to Napoli.
Part of the Spain side that won the Under-21 European Championship last year, Ruiz may well be tempted by the prospect of winning silverware at club level with Real.
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