English Premier League side Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are all reported to be watching Barcelona wonderkid Abel Ruiz at the Under-17 World Cup.
Speculation has increased because Barcelona have not tied Abel Ruiz down to a new contract before allowing him to travel to India for the Under-17 World Cup with Spain.
The young forward is regarded among Spain’s best young players and is now attracting major interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
AS are reporting that Ruiz’s current deal has a €3 million buyout clause, leaving Barcelona vulnerable to losing the forward if he shines in India like he did in the Under-17 European Championships.
Ruiz was the top scorer at the Under-17 Euros and has already made his debut for Gerard Lopez’s Barcelona B squad, scoring his first professional goal against Granada last month.