Fabian Ruiz, the 23-year-old Spanish midfielder who transferred from Real Betis to Napoli in 2018, has consistently performed as one of the best midfielders in Serie A. The powerful, athletic, yet elegant player has been a staple in Spain’s midfield with both Luis Enrique and Robert Moreno. Ruiz can be characterized as a box to box center midfielder with a powerful left foot. 

Per a report in Barcelona-based Mundo Deportivo, Fabian Ruiz’s agent has revealed that his client has put contract talks on hold with Napoli. The Spaniard is expected to make a decision on his future this summer with both Real Madrid and Barcelona heavily interested in his services. Liverpool are also rumored to be interested in the midfielder. 

After playing against Fabian Ruiz in the Europa League, Hoffenheim midfielder Samassekou was emphatic about the Napoli midfielder’s quality: “The hardest player to play against was Fabian Ruiz of Napoli, even if he is perhaps not so well known.