A classy operator who plays with a maturity and an authority well beyond his 23 years, Ruiz has gone from strength to strength since leaving Real Betis for the Serie A giants in a £26 million deal in the summer of 2018, as reported by Goal.
The cultured, left footed midfielder produced seven goals and three assists during his debut season in Italian football with Carlo Ancelotti claiming that the Spaniard has provided even more cutting edge since his arrival than Napoli legend Marek Hamsik.
"He is young and very talented,” the three-time Champions League winning coach told Napoli’s website. “Compared to Marek he has a different game vision but certainly more penetration.”
Needless to say, the Partenopei would demand a lot more than £26 million for Ruiz now with Calciomercato claiming that Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona are battling Liverpool for his signature.
A midfielder with two caps for the Spanish national team, Ruiz was also named the Player of the Tournament ahead of Arsenal star Dani Ceballos as La Roja won the U21 European Championships in Italy this year.
Liverpool would have one hell of a talent on their hands.
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