Atletico Madrid linked with surprise move for Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz

Atletico Madrid are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on Spain international Fabian Ruiz.

Spanish source report that Atletico Madrid are linked with surprise move for Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz.

The 22-year-old has five years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.

Ruiz made 59 appearances across all competitions for Real Betis, scoring three goals and supplying seven assists in return.

The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Spain.

Fabian Ruiz has represented Spain at Under-21 level, winning five caps and scoring two goals.

 

Fabian Ruiz
Fabian Ruiz

 

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Atletico Madrid.

Diego Simeone wants to sign a new midfielder and Fabian Ruiz is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Atletico Madrid manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move in the coming transfer window.

Fabian Ruiz has the talent to play many roles in midfield.

According to Football Espana (via Gianluca Di Marzio), “The Spain Under-21 international has become one of the strongholds in the Betis midfield this term, prompting interest from a number of top clubs hoping to secure his signature. Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio now reports the 22-year-old is being monitored by a trio of high-ranking clubs, including Diego Simeone’s side. Fabian renewed his contract at Los Verdiblancos in January, reportedly hiking his release clause from a lowly €12m to a fee in excess of €35m.”

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A big money bid from Atletico Madrid could tempt Real Betis into selling their prized asset.

Fabian Ruiz is also being watched by Roma and Napoli.

The 22-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Atletico Madrid squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.

If he turns out to be a star like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.

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