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Liverpool linked with £74m Fabian Ruiz move - right player, wrong price

This summer we can expect a lot of business at Anfield. The Reds will be offloading tens of millions of pounds worth of deadwood and buying the best youngsters around as well as some players that will add variety and depth to the first team. According to The Express, Liverpool are hoping to beat Real Madrid and Barcelona to Fabian Ruiz. It’s the right player but the wrong fee.

Liverpool are reportedly lining up a megabucks move for Fabian Ruiz. (Photo by Franco Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Napoli first signed Fabian Ruiz in 2018, paying Real Betis a reported €30m for the Spanish playmaker.

Since moving to Serie A he has come on leaps and bounds and is now one of the main creative forces for his side.

Last season the Spaniard netted five goals and bagged five assists in 20 starts and seven substitute appearances, earning a WhoScored average rating of 7.25.

This campaign has seen him two goals and two assists in 21, with an average rating of 7.06.

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He is versatile, he has played in five positions so far this season, popping up on left and right midfield as well as in the middle, in front of the defence and behind the striker.

The Express believe Liverpool are lining up a £74m move for the 23-year-old.

What RTK has to say

£74m is far too much money for Ruiz.

Half that amount would be about right. He is young and technically gifted but when the likes of Kai Havertz are putting up better numbers and are a few years younger, why not just spend the extra £10m on the German?

Ruiz would likely fill in in the Gini Wijnaldum role, keeping play ticking over in the middle of the park, never losing the ball and popping up with a goal when needed.

However, we cannot see this deal happening at such an inflated price.

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