Fabián Ruiz, celebrating a victory with the Napoli


Napoli have 'frustrated' the signing of Fabián Ruiz for Barça for three years

Published:15/02/2022 - 15:25h

Updated:15/02/2022 - 17:23h

Barça has been chasing one of Napoli's strongholds in their midfield for several years. However, the multiple attempts of the Catalans have not been forceful to convince the Italians

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The 'bump' between the Naples and the FC Barcelona has opened old wounds that have remembered some negotiations between both institutions. In three consecutive years, the culés have tried to do with the services of Fabián Ruiz, one of the most important players inside the group of the 'Gli Azzurri'.

In spite of this, the refusal was constant between 2019 and 2021. First it was Ernesto Valverde the one who endorsed his signing, but the Andalusian grieve had a year in Italy and Aurelio of Laurentiis, president of the Nápoli. It demanded 80 million euros by his traspaso. To the following year, Quique Setién would give the "OK" to advance his contracting, since it knew of his capacities when having it in his bench when it did life in the Real Betis. Nevertheless, the economic requirements were very elevated for a team that would begin to suffer the consequences of the COVID.

Finally, it would arrive the request of Ronald Koeman, but with less insistence because it already had a plan of different game for the 'new Barça'. However, the ones of Diego Armando Maradona would follow firm in his decision in spite of the contacts of the Barcelona with the representative of the footballer. Now, the wait continues, although the midfield player culminates his agreement in 2023 and could not renewing under the requirements of the group napolitano.

As it aims 'Sportive World', the managerial board of the Naples asked in this last attempt of the Barça a mount between 50 and 60 'kilos' by the services of the Spanish. From the breast of the Barcelona club would not have thought that that would be his cost. "We did not think that had this value of market", would have declared a source, what moved away any possible negotiation between the two squares.

Requirements 'out of place'

Added to the big montos that especulaban from Italy, neither would have accepted the inclusion of any player in the formality. The Naples did not accept barters and only wanted money, in spite of that Miralem Pjanic was one of the footballers that could occupy his position and was appointed in the transaction. By the moment there are not conversations on a possible signing, but the surroundings of the midfield player knows that the one of The Palaces and Villafranca will have fit in the Barça.

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