There has been numerous midfielders linked with Manchester United in past few months.
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Manchester United are willing to buy Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.
The Spain international joined Napoli from Betis for a fee in the region of 30 million euros in July 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
He has featured in 38 matches last term, netting seven goals and providing five assists in all competitions.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Spain. Ruiz has also left his mark at the international stage after netting one goal in 15 senior appearances for the Spain national team.
The midfielder has just 12 months remaining on his contract and Napoli may consider a deal in this transfer window to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.
Erik ten Hag is eager to add a midfielder to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him.
Ruiz is a long-term target of United and could be a decent addition for Erik ten Hag’s side.
The Red Devils are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former Betis man has the talent to play many roles in midfield. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Manchester United are eyeing a move for Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz. United have identified Ruiz, 26, as a top transfer target. New boss Erik ten Hag had been eager to bring Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Old Trafford, however, the Dutchman does not want to make the switch. Man Utd officials are still eager to add a new midfielder to their ranks, and they could finally be onto a breakthrough with Ruiz open to the prospect of leaving Napoli. Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano is reporting the Spaniard had another meeting with Napoli chiefs on Saturday, but the two parties could not agree terms for a new deal. Ruiz’s current contract expires next summer, so he could leave the Serie A giants for a cut-price fee of just £26million before the transfer window closes.”
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A club with Manchester United’s resources should be able to afford him easily.
The Serie A giants are eager to keep the midfielder beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.
Good signing for Manchester United?
If Ruiz is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Manchester United.
A midfielder of Fabian Ruiz’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Manchester United squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Erik ten Hag’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
Manchester United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
How strong that interest is and whether United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.