Manchester United ‘lead Arsenal and Liverpool in transfer race to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz after identifying him as an alternative transfer target to £100m West Ham star Declan Rice’
- United midfielder Fabian Ruiz as an alternative transfer target to Declan Rice
- The Red Devils are eager to sign a midfielder during the summer transfer window
- The club have identified the England international Rice as their primary target
- However, he will cost £100m and could be reluctant to leave West Ham United
- So, they have identified Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz as an alternative target
- The Spanish international is entering the final 18 months left of his deal at Napoli
Manchester United have identified Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz as an alternative transfer target to West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
The Red Devils are eager to sign a midfielder during the summer transfer window to solve their problems in the engine room for the 2022-2023 season.
The club have reportedly identified 27-cap England international Rice as their primary target but have registered an interest in Ruiz as an alternative option.
United identified Fabian Ruiz as an alternative transfer target to West Ham midfielder Rice
Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick is eager to bolster the club’s midfield options for the 2022-2022 season.
Despite the fact Scott McTominay and Fred have stepped up their performances as of late, United are looking to add quality to their squad.
The Red Devils are also looking to replace Paul Pogba if leaves the club when his contract expires in the summer.
However, the England international will cost Manchester United £100million. Therefore, they are assessing alternative options, according to The Sun.
Additionally, Rice also shut down claims he could leave the London Stadium back in September when he said: ‘Everyone knows how I feel about West Ham and I feel about playing under the manager and what it’s like playing with the group of players I’m playing with.
The club have reportedly identified 27-cap England international Rice as their primary target
‘I feel you can see in my performances nothing’s up, nothing’s concerning me. I’m playing with a smile on my face, I’m going out there, I’m leading the team.
‘I think you could see a difference if I wasn’t giving 100 per cent but every time I’m putting on the shirt my only objective is to give everything for the club.’
Rice also dropped another hint about his future, saying: ‘I feel like we can achieve good things [at West Ham United].
‘We want the Champions League, that’s what everybody wants. I feel like top six is more of a bigger aim for us. We’ve gone for everything. We’ve rotated the squad as much as we can.
‘There are so many positives to take and if we really look towards the European games coming up, when we’ll probably play a big side, I feel like we can really go far.
‘We’re fifth in the league at the moment, we’re flying, and we’re into the knock-out rounds of the Europa League.
However, he will cost £100million and could be reluctant to leave West Ham United
Ruiz is entering the final 18 months left on his deal at Napoli and is said to be interest in a move
‘There are lots of positives and every time we play at home, we can feel that presence from the fans. We love playing in front of them.
‘There’s no limits to what we can do. We just need to stick together, keep doing what we do best and see where the season takes us.’
Therefore, according to The Sun, Manchester United have identified Napoli midfielder Ruiz as a potential transfer target.
The Spanish international is entering the final 18 months left on his deal at Napoli and is highly sought after by European clubs.
Napoli have tried to agree new terms with the midfielder, but Ruiz has declined their advances so far.