The Lowdown: Spurs pursue Malinovskyi deal…
The Lilywhites and their sporting director Fabio Paratici were allegedly pursuing a deal for the Ukraine international before transfer deadline day.
Indeed, reports suggested that Spurs had held talks over signing Malinovskyi amid Antonio Conte’s search for a creative midfield option.
Alas, a Premier League move for the 29-year-old didn’t come to fruition, but reliable journalist Romano has shared some potential hope for Tottenham supporters.
The Lowdown: Romano gives Spurs hope over Malinovskyi…
Expanding on Malinovskyi’s situation, the transfer journalist claims that the Ukrainian was dreaming of joining Spurs in the summer window.
However, while Atalanta’s president Antonio Percassi blocked the move, Romano says that the player’s situation ‘remains open for the next year’ – gifting Spurs a possible future opportunity during one of the transfer windows in 2023.
He explains: “Tottenham and Olympique Marseille wanted Ruslan Malinovskyi on loan with buy option. Player’s dream was to join Spurs but Atalanta president Percassi decided not to sell him. Situation remains open for the next year.”
The Verdict: One to watch…
Given the player’s previous desire to join Spurs, this may well be one to watch for the future if Atalanta ease their not-for-sale stance.
As per WhoScored, Malinovskyi ranked in their top five for attempts at goal, key passes made and completed dribbles per 90 in 2021/22, backing why Spurs have held an interest.
Hailed as one of Atalanta’s ‘top players‘ by journalist Jake Anderson, for the right price Tottenham could sign a very capable forward addition in 2023 if they decide to move for the Ukrainian again.