Real Madrid ‘offer £62m flop Luka Jovic to Napoli in bid to drive down Fabian Ruiz’s asking price’ as club attempt to land midfielder without splashing cash
- Real Madrid are exploring cheaper ways to sign Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz this summer
- £62m flop Luka Jovic, who has interest from Napoli, has reportedly been offered
- Spain midfielder Ruiz was initially valued by the Serie A giants at around £70m
Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to offer Napoli Luka Jovic in a bid to prise away Fabian Ruiz.
The La Liga giants have been chasing the Spaniard for some time but are looking for ways to bring down Napoli’s asking price.
The club’s president Aurelio de Laurentiis has previously said they would only consider offers of £70million or above for Ruiz, who is also a target for Manchester City.
Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to offer Napoli flop Luka Jovic for midfielder Fabian Ruiz
Ruiz, who has also attracted interest from Manchester City, was originally valued at £70m
Despite reports claiming that valuation has been lowered to £52m, Goal claim Madrid are exploring cheaper ways to recruit the midfielder amid a testing financial time for the club brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
According to the report, £62m summer flop Jovic is one player who could be offered in exchange for Spain international Ruiz.
Jovic was brought in as a big-money signing from Frankfurt just 10 months ago but has struggled for form and game time.
The Serbian striker has managed just two goals from 24 appearances in all competitions.
Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik is facing an uncertain future with Juventus and Atletico linked
He also further angered his club by breaking their quarantine protocol to return to his homeland, plunging his Madrid career into further doubt.
Ruiz has attracted a lot of interest some several huge clubs around Europe and is expected to leave this summer and Madrid are looking to move quick in a bid to wrap up a deal before others can make a counter offer.
Despite Jovic’s poor form this season, Napoli have been linked with the player and could consider Madrid’s proposal with their in-demand frontman Arkadiusz Milik facing an uncertain future amid interest from Juventus, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan.
The Polish striker’s agent has however this week dismissed talks of a Napoli exit.
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