Fabián Ruiz in a launch with Semedo in the Barça-Naples

FABIÁN WAS ONE STEP FROM BARÇA

The history of the frustrated signing of Fabián for Barça

Published:9/08/2020 - 16:59h

Updated:9/08/2020 - 16:59h

Fabián Ruiz is one of the most promising midfielders in Europe and could have been with Barça three years ago. A former Barça player confirmed that the Napoli player was almost signed by the Barcelona team when he was at Betis

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Fabián Ruiz was one of the big attractions of the Naples in his visit to the Camp Nou of this past Saturday. The Andalusian has been in several moments in the diary of the group barcelonista, that posed his signing does some months before it exploded the pandemia of the coronavirus. The one of The Palaces is one of the midfield players with more talent and projection of the world and could be a reference in the place in very little time.

In the turn of the eighth did not have his best night, but still like this left quite a lot of details of his enormous quality. Drivings with the head raised, controls oriented to a touch, passes to the space... The ex canterano of the Betis liked whenever it could and left clear that has level to be able to play in a team like the Barça. In fact, during the transmission, Gerard López, commentator of Movistar and ex of the Barcelona, desveló that the sevillano was to a step of the City Condal.

The ex player of the group barcelonista and ex trainer of the filial culé recognised that the Barcelona was very near to close the incorporation of the player for the second team. "It was practically fact, Pep Safe already had spoken it with Lorenzo Serra, but to last hour Setién braked it", said, in reference to why the footballer finished remaining in Benito Villamarín. It was, therefore, Quique Setién the reason by which the one of the Naples did not move of the city hispalense.

The current technician of the Barça arrived to the Betis in the summer of 2017 of the hand of Lorenzo Serra Ferrer, that also landed in the Villamarín in this moment like sportive director. The Majorcan gave the "okey" on sale of the canterano, but everything remain supeditado to the decision of the míster of Santander. After seeing to Fabián in the trainings, the Cantabrian did not doubt in vetoing his course and the Barcelona finished remaining with win them.

The own ex trainer bético has spoken in several occasions on this and has confirmed the history that explained Gerard during the meeting of this past Saturday. "The Barcelona wanted to pay one million euros to carry to Fabián to his subsidiary and I denied me, wanted him in the Betis", signalled. After this decision, Setién trusted the one of The Palaces and did of him one of the big disclosures of LaLiga in the campaign 2017/2018.

The Naples bet by Fabián and paid his clause

His big performance in Seville and his projection carried to the Naples to decide credit the 30 million euros of his clause of rescission in 2018. The footballer has grown to steps enlarged in Saint Paolo since and right now is definitely one of the best means of the Series To. With alone 23 years there is very few midfield players with more future and present that he and the most likely is that sooner that late it abandon the Campania to play in one of the giants of Europe.

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