ATLETICO MADRID boss Simeone adamant over Napoli playmaker RUIZ

12.05.2021 17:38 of Claudio Colla   See readings
ATLETICO MADRID boss Simeone adamant over Napoli playmaker RUIZ
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Rather unhappy with his ongoing Napoli stay, Spanish international midfielder Fabián Ruiz (25), according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, is making plans for a move out. Playing for Partenopei since 2018/19, former Real Betis Sevilla playmaker, previously tracked by a bunch of A-listers, including Real Madrid, Barcelona FC, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Juventus, has now grown into a major target for Atletico Madrid, since Colchoneros boss, Diego Pablo Simeone, is ruminating over handing out Saùl Niguez, and replace him with Ruiz himself.

Going through his most uneven season since he joined Italian football realms, Ruiz might on his hand enjoy the idea of landing back to his home country, and fend for La Liga title, as a Wanda Metropolitano hero. Currently on a deal with Southern Italy giants until June 2023, the 1996-born is earning a 1.5 million euros annual salary at the time, and is going to ask for a double-up, give or take.

PLAYER DATA

Name in home country: Fabián Ruiz Peña

Date of birth: Apr 3, 1996

Place of birth: Los Palacios y Villafranca  

Age: 25

Height: 1,89 m

Citizenship: Spain

Position: midfield - Central Midfield (wide midfielder, deep-lying midfielder, attacking midfielder)

Foot: left

Player agent: YOU FIRST SPORTS

Current club: SSC Napoli

Joined: Jul 5, 2018

Contract expires: Jun 30, 2023

Current market value: 44 million euros

Highest market value: 60 million euros (Oct 2019)

National team caps: 11 (1 goal scored)