Report: Liverpool want £26m Napoli maestro Fabian Ruiz

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Fabian Ruiz has shone under Carlo Ancelotti in Serie A and Liverpool are reportedly battling Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich to sign him.

Fabian Ruiz of Spain is seen during the match against Romania of UEFA Euro 2020 Group F qualifier football match on National Arena stadium in Bucharest September 05, 2019. (Photo by Daniel...

Liverpool are interested in signing Napoli maestro Fabian Ruiz when the transfer window opens in 2020, according to Calciomercato.

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.”

Napoli's Spanish forward Jose Callejon (C) celebrates with Napoli's Spanish defender Fabian Ruiz (L) and Napoli's Italian defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo after scoring during the Italian...

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.

Real Betis' Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Sevilla and Real Betis at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla...

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