Real Madrid want Fabián Ruiz, the Spanish midfielder currently strutting his stuff for the Under-21s at the Euros, after completing his first season for Napoli. It’s not going to be easy, but Los Blancos have already started making inquiries about the viability of the Andalusian’s move.
Fabián targeted for the new Madrid
Pogba loss; Eriksen and Fabián gain
Madrid have, of course, been linked with both Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen, with some reports early in the summer suggesting that one of the two was guaranteed. The Frenchman appears now to prefer a return to Juventus, which puts the lower-priced Dane in the box seat. And that saving in transfer fee, if Tottenham can be persuaded, could mean that Fabián remains part of Los Blancos’ plan. This could also appease Zinedine Zidane’s disappointment of not getting his number one target, but instead gaining two talented players.
There is another actor that could play an important role in this operation: James Rodríguez. Carlo Ancelotti is keen to see him join his Napoli side and this could be used as part of the negotiation for Fabián, seeing the Colombian move to Naples, and the lad from Sevilla to the Spanish capital.