MADRID – Real Madrid and Fabián Ruiz, player of Naples, are already in talks to test the signing of the Andalusian player for next season, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.
Although it is still very early and the operation has only begun, both parties held a meeting the week of October 13 to test the option, something that, on the part of the player, would be favorable despite the strong interest of Manchester City or FC Barcelona in getting their services.
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The main problem facing Real Madrid is the absence of a termination clause in the player's contract. That would lead the white entity to negotiate a price with Naples that, according to sources consulted by ESPN FC, could be between 80 and 100 million euros, depending on the evolution of the season. Naples, with De Laurentis at the head, does not seem like a simple negotiator since, in addition to Fabian's operation, other pillars of the team such as Callejón and Mertens hesitate to continue in the discipline of the Italian club that, therefore, will not make it easy to Fabian's departure.
Real Madrid's interest in Fabian is not new. In Valdebebas the player of Los Palacios had already been observed in lower categories. That interest was reinforced in 2017 when Fabian broke into the First Division with a Betis in which he matched Dani Ceballos. Real Madrid paid the Ceballos clause and, a year later, it was Naples that took the other green-white jewel for 30 million euros. Despite the change of course, Real Madrid was always attentive to its evolution for its leadership in the center of the field, versatility, presence in both areas and quality.
Fabián Ortiz has been, is and, until such time as there are opportunities, will continue to be the object of desire of the greats of Europe. Apart from Real Madrid, there is a very strong interest of FC Barcelona and, above all, of Manchester City. And Pep Guardiola also has the objective of incorporating the player for the offensive variants that can give him in the center of the field of sky blues, as well as as a replacement for David Silva, who already announced that this would be his last year in The citizen set. However, at this point in the season, Fabián prefers a more familiar and close to his home environment like Real Madrid, a club in which, sources consulted by ESPN FC, would be "more clothed", since even the sector strong white costume prefers Pogba.
It is still very soon but the scores between both parties have just begun and the path of both, at least at this point, seems to want to be common.