Barcelona ‘line up swoop for Fabian Ruiz next summer’ with Napoli midfielder their priority target to bolster midfield options
- Napoli star Fabian Ruiz has reportedly been targeted next summer by Barcelona
- The 23-year-old midfielder was scouted by director of football Eric Abidal
- Mundo Deportivo believe Ruiz is the club’s priority transfer for next season
Barcelona have reportedly lined up a move for Napoli star Fabian Ruiz next summer, with the highly-rated Spanish midfielder the club’s priority transfer.
Director of football Eric Abidal had scouted the 23-year-old during the Italian side’s clash against Lecce, in which Ruiz had netted a superb long-range strike but attracted criticism over his choice of celebration.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have identified Ruiz as a key component for their transfer business next season and are keen admirers of the player’s technical abilities.
Barcelona have reportedly lined up a move for Napoli star Fabian Ruiz next summer
Ruiz has earned three senior caps for Spain and is under contract at Napoli until 2023.
And the same publication believe that the star has been watched keenly by Barcelona since impressing at Real Betis before his switch to Italy.
The Spanish giants are likely to freshen up their midfield ahead of the next campaign, with Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal at risk of losing their places should Ruiz return to his home nation.
Barcelona are already underway in their attempts to renew their options in the centre of the field, having already secured the signings of talented youngsters Arthur and Frenkie de Jong.
Mundo Deportivo believe Ruiz is Barcelona’s priority transfer target ahead of next season