Barcelona has named Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz as its Plan B, according to Mundo Deportivo, should they battle to make sure about Miralem Pjanic this summer.
For quite a while, the Bosnian midfielder was on Barca’s agenda. By and by, there is still no breakthrough in the Juventus negotiations. The Catalans want the Bianconeri to get a swap contract.
Arthur was believed to be the main candidate to be traded however the Brazilian is emphatically contradicted to leaving Barca.
As for Fabian Ruiz, he has also been on the radar at Barca for several months at this point. There were talks between the clubs, the source adds until the Catalans directed their concentration toward Pjanic.
Mundo Deportivo revealed earlier this month that for the Spanish midfielder, Napoli is asking for €60 million.
Quique Setien is said to be enthusiastic about the chance too.
The manager at Real Betis worked with Ruiz where he gave him an unmistakable job before changing to Naples in 2018.
The Spaniard presently ranks among Europe’s best-rising midfielders. The 24-year-old has bagged three goals so far this season, and two assists for Napoli in 32 games.
He is assumed to be in favor of the Blaugrana step as with Pjanic.
The 30-year-old has scored three goals this season and has given four assists in 32 games. He is a popular taker of free kicks.
The fare market is worth €52million for the Bosnian.