Spurs got a real boost in their pursuit of a versatile Serie A midfielder during the summer transfer window.
Various media outlets have been linking the North London team with the acquisition of Atalanta’s Ukrainian midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi in recent weeks. Earlier it became known that the Ukrainian wants to move to Antonio Conte’s club.
Daily Express correspondent Ryan Taylor recently said in an interview with GIVEMESPORT that Tottenham’s Italian manager is open to a dialogue about the 29-year-old player’s move to the club.
“I believe Ruslan Malinovskyi wants to join Tottenham and Conte is open to signing him,”
“But Atalanta would like a permanent deal, whereas I don’t think Spurs are entirely set on that at the moment. He is 29 and there’s also been talks with Marseille.”
In recent news, the Ukrainian midfielder has been linked with many clubs from different leagues. Spurs were able to overtake English league rivals Nottingham Forest in the fight for the Ukrainian. The only representative from Ligue 1 was French Marseille, which also knocked out because of, allegedly, Malinovskyi’s desire to play under Antonio Conte.
Atalanta reportedly want around €18 million (£15 million) for Ruslan Malinovskyi. Tottenham’s sporting director Fabio Paratici is trying to negotiate better terms for a player, whose contract ends soon.
With the recent departures of players on loan, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, Conte needs a new quality midfielder who can strengthen the team. With a few days left before the transfer window closes, the only midfielder in current squad who can strengthen the game from the bench is the previously signed Yves Bissouma.
Tottenham extremely need a creative player, and the Ukrainian midfielder is just that. He is able to score goals from long distances, which distinguishes him from many opponents.
According to Transfermarkt, last season was successful for the 29-year-old player – ten goals and seven assists in all competitions.
Therefore, executive director Fabio Paratici will need to think seriously about signing the talented Ukrainian. And it would be quite reasonable to pay £15 million for him, given his qualities and characteristics.