Fabian Ruiz blows chances of Barcelona move after Eric Abidal takes exception to celebration in front of rival fans during scouting mission
- Eric Abidal went to watch Napoli midfielder amid interest from Barcelona
- The Spanish 23-year-old had been a standout for Italian side so far this season
- Napoli overcame Lecce away from home 4-1 and Ruiz slotted the fourth
- He rubbed salt in the wounds by celebrating in front of the home supporters
Fabian Ruiz may have blown his chances of securing a future move to Barcelona.
The Spanish midfielder was in action for Napoli on Sunday in their 4-1 victory away at Lecce in Serie A and Eric Abidal was in the stands on a scouting mission.
Barcelona’s director of football was not impressed after Ruiz scored the third and provoked the home fans by celebrating provocatively, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The nature of Fabian Ruiz’s celebration was something Eric Abidal took exception to
After being congratulated on his sublime strike by his team-mates, the 23-year-old then turned to the home fans and flapped his arms before blowing a kiss in their direction.
Abidal had made the trip to the Via del Mare Stadium and while he will have been impressed by Ruiz’s overall display, the celebration was a detail he did not like.
Ruiz has been a standout for Napoli so far this season and has been pulling the strings for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
They currently reside four points behind leaders Juventus but have a game in hand.
Abidal is Barcelona’s sporting director and was on a scouting mission to watch Ruiz