Tottenham ‘will be able to buy’ Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi for a bargain fee in the January transfer window, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Malinovskyi targeted…
Spurs and sporting director Fabio Paratici have been targeting the Ukraine international in parts this year and were interested in doing deal over the summer.
Reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano even claimed back then that Malinovskyi ‘dreams‘ of a move to north London where manager Antonio Conte is now targeting a second-successive finish in the Premier League top four.
Links to the Ukraine international haven’t gone away, either, with reports suggesting they could make another attempt to sign him in January.
The Latest: Spurs can sign Malinovskyi for bargain fee…
Now, according to Italian sources, the Lilywhites have been boosted in their chase for Malinovskyi.
The Verdict: Make the move…
Conte may need more attacking options in his roster, especially with the congested fixture schedule and fresh injury blow to summer signing Richarlison.
Malinovskyi has been called one of Atalanta’s ‘top players’ by members of the media, as evident by his numbers over the 2021/2022 campaign.
As per WhoScored, the attacker ranked in their top five players overall by average match rating and managed 10 goal contributions in Serie A alone.
He also ranked in their top five for attempts at goal, key passes made and completed dribbles per 90 – backing that he could be of use to Conte over what will be a tough second half of 22/23.