Napoli are preparing to sack two of their midfield stars to refresh the team with new faces. Club president Aurelio De Laurentiis is expected to shower the team with new transfers, but before that he will have to part with some of his own players, including two of his midfield generals – Fabian Ruiz and Piotr Zielinski – according to reports by La Gazzetta dello Sport (about TuttoNapoli).
According to the Italian outlet, both players already have suitors waiting to sign them.
Da Fabian Ruiz a Zielinski: ecco tutti i “gioielli in vetrina” del Napoli https://t.co/i4djPjRqke
– La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) May 3, 2022
Ruiz has been the subject of transfer interest from a variety of clubs, particularly from La Liga El Classico Duo Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in him. Most recently, however, Atletico Madrid are said to have made a proposal to lure the 26-year-old to Wanda Metropolitano.
Napoli are unlikely to reduce him to a contract extension and his deal with the club is set to blow up in the summer of 2023 – making him a likely candidate to leave, at least on reduced terms rather than as a free agent. Accordingly, he has a market value of 55 million euros transfer market.
Zielinski, on the other hand, feels the same way price tag The 27-year-old put his contract on him – around the 50 million euro mark Partenopei expires in 2024. In addition, he has the option to extend for a further year depending on certain clauses in his current contract.
Bundesliga clubs, including the German champions Bayern Munich, are said to be hot on the heels of the Poles. As one of Spalletti’s favorite players, Zielinski could remain in southern Italy but the opportunity to experience a new playing arena could be a handful he will turn down.