Real Madrid has allegedly offered out-of-favour Serbian attacker Luka Jovic to Serie A giants Napoli in exchange for the signing of Fabian Ruiz
According to a report by the Italian publication Calciomercato, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is interested in bringing Fabian Ruiz to the club during the summer transfer window. Los Blancos will be hopeful that Serie A heavyweights Napoli accept their offer of striker Luka Jovic in exchange to sign the 25-year-old.
When Fabian Ruiz moved to Napoli from Real Betis in July 2018, he immediately made a name for himself as one of the top midfielders in Serie A. To date, the Spanish international has made 159 appearances for the Partenopei. Thus, contributing to their success with 29 goals and 14 assists.
However, the Serie A heavyweights are in a pickle regarding the long-term future of the 25-year-old midfielder. He will reach the last year of his contract during the summer transfer window and will be available for sale. Ruiz’s perilous situation at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium has not gone ignored. Some of the most well-known teams in Europe, notably Real Madrid, express an interest in signing him permanently.
Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are reaching the end of their careers. This has piqued the curiosity of Real Madrid. In their respective twilight years, the ageing midfielders are reaching the end of their individual careers. They will most probably retire from the first-team picture sooner or later.
Will the swap deal go through?
Real Madrid, on the other hand, is in desperate need of a midfielder. Isco and Dani Ceballos’ futures at the Santiago Bernabeu are in doubt. They will most likely leave for new challenges during the summer transfer window. Several La Liga and Serie A teams have been connected with the two Spanish midfielders. Their departures will force Real Madrid to sign a replacement.
Thus, Ruiz represents a realistic option for Real Madrid. The 25-year-old is eager to join either the Spanish giants or Barcelona during the summer transfer window. And the Spanish giants have stepped up their attempts to get Ruiz. Thus proposing Napoli their out-of-favour Serbian attacker Luka Jovic in exchange for the Spanish international.
Because the Serie A heavyweights are preparing themselves for an interest in Victor Osimhen, the acquisition of Jovic might be a move in the right direction. However, it is unknown if Napoli would accept Real Madrid’s offer or whether they would want a pure cash trade to sell the Spanish international.