Abel Ruiz is a talented Spanish forward that plays for FC Barcelona B in Football Manager. He is considered to be one of the most talented forwards of his generation and could be an awesome striker for your team!
Name: Abel Ruiz
Age: 17 (28/01/2000)
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Value: £625k / €700k
Est. Cost: £17.75M / €19.5M
FC Barcelona is unwilling to negotiate terms for Abel Ruiz during the first transfer summer. We made a 10m bid and Barcelona told us the bid was ‘unacceptable’. We tried the same with 12.5M, 15M and eventually 17.5M. All bids were rejected. If you want to sign Ruiz, you will have to activate his 17.75M release clause.
Ruiz is willing to move clubs and he will be asking for a 20k weekly wage and a 400k signing fee and a 10% Yearly Wage rise. We managed to agree terms on a 18k weekly wage, 350k signing fee and we managed to take out the Yearly Wage Rise clause.
Ruiz has a very good potential rating for the first team of FC Barcelona. The club considers the forward as a possible first team player for the future. The strongest area of his game is his dribbling, combined with his acceleration and pace. He is a speedy dribbler and that makes him a difficult opponent to come up against. His dribbling skills will also make it possible to re-train Ruiz as an inside forward. Seeing he is right footed, he could be a deadly left inside forward.
If you want him to play as a striker, he will need to improve his heading and composure. We aren’t sure if Ruiz would be a good striker in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 formation with a lone striker. Ruiz is a player that loves to roam the pitch and he is considered to be a fairly selfish player. You could try to unlearn that trait by having him tutored by a player with high ratings for teamwork. If you decided to re-train him as a winger, focus on crossing and long-shots.