Fabián Ruiz, celebrating the title of the European Sub-21 with Spain


Setién Remembers that the Barcelona tried fichar to Fabián Ruiz

Published:2/07/2019 - 01:22h

Updated:2/07/2019 - 02:05h

Fabián Ruiz exploded in the Real Betis and has kept growing in the Naples, but in the European Sub-21 livestock by Spain has gone back to show, after achieving the 'MVP' of the tournament, that does not have ceiling. Quique Setién remembers that the Barça tried ficharle

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The name of Fabián Ruiz has been carried in the last days after his stellar performance in the European Sub-21, of the that has been 'MVP' with Spain. The midfield player of the Naples shows that it keeps growing, and that after exploding in the Betis and to surrender to good level in the Calcium has a potential tremendo to continue learning.

The FC Barcelona tried ficharle to reinforce the filial until in two occasions, without success. The ex trainer of the Betis, Quique Setién, has remembered in an interview that the group chaired by Bartomeu wanted to carry to Fabián Ruiz in the summer of 2017, after the Elche -team in which it played yielded by the Betis- descended to Second B.

"The Barcelona wanted to pay one million euros to carry to Fabián to his subsidiary and I me negué. We wanted him in the Betis", has explained the Cantabrian technician in Radius Marks. "When I arrived I saw the possibilities of Fabián and decide to remain us with him. It is missing him improve some things but has a capacity to learn incredible. His margin of growth is wide", adds Setién.

It is convinced, besides, that right now Fabián Ruiz would cost much more that the 30 million euros that the Naples paid to the Real Betis. "By Fabián paid 30 millions. If it had followed, I do not have any doubt that right now they could have taken out 60 millions by him".

Fabián Ruiz, from boy in the Real Betis

Although it did not want to desaprovechar the opportunity of the Naples, was not easy for Fabián Ruiz leave the Betis. It arrived to the group verdiblanco with 8 years, attracted by the then trainer of the benjamines, Alfonso Salty, that was the one who in his day was warned to Manuel Brown, adviser bético attendant of the quarry in the years of Lopera, that the Seville was offering money to the mother of the boy so that it changed of team.

Chestnut tree did an agreement of cleaner to the mother -by then jornalera and only sustento of his three children- in the Betis. Years afterwards, Juan Merino was the one who did him debut with the first team, in Second Division, and Quique Setién the one who gave him the definite push after it was headline in the victory by 0-1 against the Real Madrid, in September of 2017. Since, his career has gone slope down. And it expects that it follow like this.

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