By Louis Dangoor
13th September 2019,
Liverpool are reportedly going to try and sign Fabian Ruiz but they face a serious battle for the Napoli midfielder’s signature.
The 23-year-old’s contract with Napoli is set to expire in 2023, and Carlo Ancelotti is very keen to keep the talented Ruiz at the club for the foreseeable future.
Ruiz was a target for many European giants in the summer, but Napoli managed to keep hold of their no.8.
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However, they will have to fight off German giants Bayern Munich, as well as LaLiga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, if they are to sign Ruiz with a host of Europe’s top clubs keen on acquiring his services.
Fabian Ruiz in 2019/20
Fabian Ruiz will be hoping to continue his fantastic form from last season throughout the 2019/20 campaign
- Appearances: 2
- Minutes: 180
- Goals: 0
- Assists: 0
- Shots: 5
- Dribbes Attempted: 2
- Successful Dribbles: 2
- Shots: 19
- Key Passes: 4
- Blocks: 5
- Fouls: 2
Ruiz was fantastic last season for Napoli, scoring seven goals and assisting a further three, so it is no surprise he is highly sought after.
Napoli’s asking price for Ruiz is not yet known, but it certainly won’t be cheap as Ancelotti feels the midfielder is a key part of his side who are set to go head-to-head with Juventus for the 2019/20 Serie A title.
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