17 year-old Abel Ruiz, currently playing for Barcelona B, is reportedly attracting attention from Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.
The young striker, who can create as well as score goals, and who has been playing in the under-17s World Cup In India, is regarded as one of Spain’s hottest young prospects, and Barcelona are very keen to hang on to a player they poached from Valencia’s youth academy when he was just 11 years old.
The young Spaniard is keen to stay with the Catalan club. However, with a £3 million release clause in his current contract which expires in 2019, one of the Premier League trio may try and tempt Ruiz away from Barcelona by offering him a faster route to first-team football than he can expect at the Nou Camp.
Ruiz has been compared to such strikers as Marco van Basten and Robert Lewandowski – direct forwards with good aerial ability.