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The future of ‘Modric’s successor’ is officially determined

With Modric getting older, finding a long-term replacement for the Croatian midfielder is one of Real Madrid's top priorities at the moment.

Real Madrid has been aggressive in securing agreements for the near future in addition to their activity during the current transfer window. Given the club’s lengthy history, securing a player’s commitment before the formal signing is not difficult for them.

Fabian Ruiz was one of the players rumored to be moving to the Bernabeu the following summer. The Spanish midfielder has recently caught the attention of numerous elite European teams, and it was anticipated that he would leave Napoli when his contract expired.

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Fabrizio Romano has heard rumors that Paris Saint-Germain may interfere with Los Blancos’ preparations. The French club is in the final stages of negotiations to sign Ruiz during the current transfer window. 

Given that PSG football adviser Luis Campos is a major fan of the Spanish midfielder, Napoli and PSG are hopeful that a deal can be reached soon.

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This is a major setback for the Madrid headquarters because Ruiz was anticipated to take Luka Modric’s place as a long-term successor. The 26-year-old is expected to transfer to Ligue 1, therefore Ancelotti’s team will need to find replacement players.

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Ruiz played for the Naples-based team in 32 league games last year, contributing four assists and seven goals in the process. Additionally, the Spanish international made over seven defensive plays every game on average. 

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According to Corriere dello Sport, Ruiz’s transfer cost would likely total over €25 million, including add-ons. Since Real Madrid has paid a hefty price to obtain Aurelien Tchouameni, it seems doubtful that they will interfere with Ruiz’s transfer this summer. 

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