What Should PSG Do With Fabian Ruiz?

Paris Saint-Germain is busy preparing for the 2024-25 season. Kylian Mbappé has announced he is leaving the club, and there’s been plenty of rumors about who the reigning French champions will sign in the summer transfer window. One player already in the squad is starting to make headlines due to his play in the UEFA European Championship and PSG will have a very difficult decision to make.

Fabián Ruiz is lighting it up at Euro 2024 with Spain. In three matches, Ruiz has scored two goals and recorded three assists. He’s been named Player of the Match and is one of the main reasons many are betting with crypto and picking Spain to win it all.

While that’s great for Spain, it leaves PSG with an interesting problem to solve. Ruiz joined PSG in August of 2022 from Napoli for a reported fee of €21.5 million. At 28 years old and coming off a stellar performance in Euro 2024, Ruiz’s value is likely to never be higher than it is right now. The question is, should PSG entertain offers for Ruiz, or, hold onto him and try to reach another UEFA Champions League semi-final or even further.

Ruiz is under contract with PSG until 2027, so if the club decides to part ways with him, now is the time to do it to maximize value. In terms of potential landing spots, Ruiz has played in Spain and Serie A before arriving in Ligue 1. The most likely destination is probably a La Liga team, but the Premier League can be very enticing both from a competitive and financial standpoint. Ruiz could go to England to showcase his skills in arguably the best league in the world and potentially increase his wages if he signs with the right club.

As a PSG supporter, I think the right thing to do is to ignore calls for Ruiz and keep him for another season. There’s something to be said for continuity within the squad. Ruiz looked great last season alongside Warren Zaïre-Emery and Vitinha. There’s great chemistry amongst the three, and if anything, I would want PSG to sign another quality player for depth in the midfield and to keep competition fierce on the training pitch.

While it would be nice to recoup Ruiz’s transfer fee and potentially earn more from a deal, PSG is not in financial trouble, and I would prefer that they focus on the performances on the pitch instead of making the best deal possible. Right now, Ruiz is one of the hottest players in Europe and I hope he stays at PSG.

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