Napoli lower Fabian Ruiz asking price to £52m with Manchester City and Real Madrid target expected to leave in the summer
- Both Real Madrid and Manchester City are interested in midfielder Fabian Ruiz
- Real Betis had previously said they would only consider offers of £70m or above
- Reports in Spain claim that Betis have now lowered that threshold by £18m
Napoli have reportedly lowered their asking price for Fabian Ruiz down to £52m with the midfielder looking set to leave the Serie A side in the summer.
The club’s president Aurelio de Laurentiis has previously said they would only consider offers of £70m or above for the Spaniard.
However, Mundo Deportivo claim that threshold has now been reduced by £18m.
Napoli have reportedly reduced their asking price for midfielder Fabian Ruiz to £52m
Manchester City are tracking Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Ruiz’s agent, Alvaro Torres, 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.
Real are now interested in bringing Ruiz back to Spain, but the player’s agent Torres insists that a decision has yet to be made on his client’s future.
Spanish star Fabian Ruiz has impressed for Napoli since he joined the club from Real Betis
Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid have shown interest in the Spanish international
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.
Ruiz’s versatility is also an important asset – he can operate effectively as a central midfielder or in more advanced or defensive roles.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester city have also been tracking the Napoli midfielder
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