Could Florian Neuhaus Replace Fabian Ruiz at Napoli?

Napoli could be in the position of losing their playmaker Fabian Ruiz. In preparation for his possible departure, the team is considering Florian Neuhaus of Borussia Moenchengladbach as a possible replacement according to news published by Tuttomercatoweb.

After a stint in Dusseldorf, Neuhaus has been a fixture of the German club’s roster since 2018. In 129 appearances, he has scored 18 goals and 20 assists. His versatility has been impressive, as he can easily switch to more offensive positions. Since October 2020, he has been capped nine times for Germany. He has scored twice.

Napoli will continue to monitor him in the future, in case they are forced to make changes to their midfield. Fabian Ruiz’s contract expires in 2023. For a while, the extension talks have been in limbo. The Spaniard has been having a bounce-back this season. This has also affected the demands. He has already reached the net four times from outside the box, which is a European record.

Ruiz is not the only player in negotiations with Napoli’s hierarchy for a contract extension. Club captain Lorenzo Insigne finds himself in a similar position. The Italian international has received a reduced offer from the club for a new contract. The deal is likely affected by the financial toll incurred due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The team and Ruiz are reportedly on opposite terms when it comes to a new deal. There have not been any recent contacts. La Repubblica claims that Napoli would have sold the player quickly had they had received a great offer last summer.

Luciano Spalletti has certainly helped revive the midfielder’s career. Although he has always had suitors in Spain, the Partenopei have always demanded very high prices. Real Madrid and his former coach Carlo Ancelotti have shown some interest according to various press reports.

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