Fabian Ruiz completes Napoli move, pending official announcementJune 20, 2018
Fabian Ruiz has completed his move to Napoli from Real Betis, however, an announcement has not yet been made.
CalcioNapoli24 report that the Spanish midfielder and his family arrived in Naples on Monday via cruise ship and Ruiz revealed that his move was complete.
“I can already call myself a Napoli player, but I don’t know when I will become one officially,” he told the website.
— Claudio Russo (@claudioruss) June 20, 2018
Ruiz, who signed a new deal at Betis in January – will now move to the Italian club and begin pre-season in the middle of next month.
Having had somewhat of a breakthrough season at the Benito Villamarin last term, Ruiz was linked with a move to various big European sides, including La Liga sides Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Napoli, who have remained keen through the latter part of last season – have now completed negotiations, leaving Betis boss Quique Setien with a hole in his midfield which will need to be replaced sooner rather than later.
Ruiz was one of Betis’ standout players last term and played a large part in helping them achieve European qualification.
New arrivals at Betis are expected as Setien embarks on a Europa League campaign.