Transfer window: Man Utd In Race For Fabian Ruiz As Napoli Fee Named
Manchester United are in a four-way Premier League tussle to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz this summer, according to a report
The Spain international has a year left on his contract but looks unlikely to renew at this stage. In fact, reports at the end of May claimed he rejected Napoli’s latest offer of an extension.
Further reports said that he has also rejected Newcastle because he feels there are bigger opportunities out there.
According to the latest from Corriere dello Sport, Man Utd, Manchester City and Arsenal are firmly in the mix to sign Ruiz.
Despite the 26-year-old reportedly rejecting Newcastle, they still also fancy their chances of signing him.
Napoli are also willing to sell and want €30million for Ruiz. They are demanding an initial €25million followed by a further €5million in bonuses and add-ons.
United are after a midfielder this summer to plug their gaps in that area. Four midfielders including Paul Pogba are all leaving Old Trafford this summer.
Ruiz is therefore an alternative target to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, who is the top aim for Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag.
Fabian Ruiz is wanted by Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle this summer for bargain fee of €30m.
Arsenal have already added to their midfield this summer, with Fabio Vieira signing from Porto. However, they are after another more senior option, with Ruiz a candidate alongside Leicester’s Youri Tielemans.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has history of trying to sign Napoli midfielders. He lost out to Chelsea over a deal for Jorginho but Corriere dello Sport claims Guardiola is now in for Ruiz.
Ruiz, who has 15 Spain caps, scored seven goals and set up five others in 38 Napoli appearances last season.