City And Liverpool Named As Clubs Pursuing £53m Rated Serie A Playmaker

City And Liverpool Named As Clubs Pursuing £53m Rated Serie A Playmaker

Manchester City are one of four clubs interested in Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to Calciomercato.com. The Italian website states that Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also in the race for the 23-year-old.

Reports in Spain have claimed that Napoli would demand as much as €60m (£53m) for the playmaker, and the Spaniard is clearly a player who has impressed scouts from the European elite based on the clubs who have reportedly shown an interest.

Ruiz signed for Napoli from Real Betis for €30m in July 2018 and has gone on to get his first cap for Spain’s senior side back in July.

During his first season in Italy, the midfielder scored seven goals and provided three assists in 40 appearances, and he has continued his good form this campaign, having scored in the 4-1 win against Lecce earlier this month.

With David Silva having confirmed his decision to leave the Etihad at the end of this season, could Ruiz be his replacement? We shall have to wait and see.