Liverpool’s pursuit of Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz dealt major blow

    Liverpool’s pursuit of Napoli star Fabian Ruiz has dealt a major blow as agent confirms Real Madrid have expressed interest in the midfielder

    Liverpool hold a long-term interest in Fabian Ruiz, who has been starring for Napoli in 2019/20, accumulating 32 appearances across all competitions.

    Jurgen Klopp is desperate to bolster his midfield options ahead of the next season and has entrusted his recruitment team with finding a high-profile playmaker who can make a difference in the middle of the pitch.

    Analysis and reports addressed to the German have delivered rave reviews of the former Real Betis deep-lying playmaker, convincing Klopp that Ruiz ticks all the boxes for the profile of a player he’s been seeking.

    Although runaway Premier League leaders have been weighing up summer approach, their plans to snap up the 24-year-old Spaniard have dealt a blow, according to the player’s agent Alvaro Torres.

    “It’s obvious that there are many important clubs that have asked about him, he has spent three years at a high level,” Torres told Canal Sur Radio, as reported by the Metro.

    “Yes, it’s true that Real has shown interest, we told Napoli.

    “But right now, he must focus on his team. This summer, we will see. He is a midfielder who will mark an era.”

    Zinedine Zidane is also keen to recruit a top-class midfielder in the summer to inject much-needed youth blood into his aging midfield.

    Luka Modric has already entered the autumn of his career while Toni Kroos is rapidly approaching the twilight years, which leaves Fede Valverde and Casemiro as the only reliable alternatives in the center of the park.

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