3 things Fabian Ruiz will bring

Paris Saint-Germain have secured the services of Fabian Ruiz from Napoli. The Spanish midfielder has a very particular profile.

It was an open secret given the transparency of Christophe Galtier: the Paris Saint Germain quickly confirmed the arrival of midfielder Fabian Ruiz. At the age of 26, the Spaniard, who signed a 5-year contract, arrives in the capital with a solid reputation. What can he bring to the current PSG puzzle?

His tactical science

Fabien Ruiz is a player with an excellent vision of the game. His quality of placement, his constant availability and his reading of the game, on the phases with or without the ball, seem to correspond to the collective expression of Paris Saint-Germain. The Spaniard had become indispensable in the middle of Naples thanks to this quality. He also has an ability to temporize which contrasts with another midfielder like Renato Sanches, and is closer to the Portuguese Vitinha.

Above-average passing quality

By attracting Fabian Ruiz, Paris Saint-Germain get their hands on a midfielder with unanimously recognized technical quality. The accuracy of his passes will be a valuable asset. Able to blend into combinations on the short game, the former Betis Sevilla player impresses even more in his long game, on game reversals or openings in depth which could make the Parisian arrows happy – Kylian Mbappé head.

Size and projection capacity

Despite his slender physique and technical ease, Fabian Ruiz should not be compared to Thiago Motta. It’s not a very active low point when recovering the ball. He’s also not a very aggressive player in duels. On the other hand, his morphotype (1.89m) will clash in an area where Christophe Galtier only had small players, with the exception of Danilo Pereira. His activity in the aerial game can be coupled with a good projection ability to follow the actions, and become a finisher. Last season, the Spaniard scored 7 goals in Serie A with Napoli. His best career total.

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