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Napoli complete signing of likely Jorginho replacement Fabián

The Spain Under-21 international has agreed a five-year deal at the Stadio San Paolo, leaving boyhood club Real Betis.

Napoli complete signing of likely Jorginho replacement Fabián
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Napoli have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Fabián Ruiz from Real Betis after triggering his reported €30million release clause.

The move had been mooted for several weeks, with Napoli said to have identified Fabián as a primary target in the event of Jorginho leaving after impressing in his first full season in LaLiga.

Still just 22, Fabián forced his way into the first team last term, catching the eye with the ability to produce both creative and combative performances.

With Jorginho expected to join Manchester City, Fabián said in June that a move to Napoli was likely and both clubs confirmed the transfer had been completed on Thursday as he signed a five-year deal.

A Spain Under-21 international, Fabián has just one full season of top-flight football under his belt.

He played 34 times in LaLiga during the 2017-18 campaign, scoring three goals.

The Betis academy product joins Spanish compatriots Raúl Albiol and José Callejón in Naples.


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