Transfer News: Ruslan Malinovskyi is ‘unhappy’ at Atalanta and Tottenham Hotspur could make a move in January
Malinovskyi sees his current contract expire next summer, although is said that there is an agreement in place to extend that till 2025. However, now that seems unlikely to happen.
The report also states that the 29-year-old’s association with the club is “drawing to a close” and that the club “will try to sell the player definitively at reasonable amounts according to the estimated value of the player.”
Spurs were mooted as potential suitors for the Ukrainian international in the summer, although nothing came of such speculations. But with the report of the player being “unhappy”, such links have resurfaced again.
Antonio Conte could be enticed to make a move for the midfielder in January. There is no tough competition as such to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur in the squad. While the duo have been fantastic so far, they cannot be expected to play every game.
With both the players almost guaranteed to travel for the World Cup next month, depth in midfield will be required from January onwards. An experienced player like the 29-year-old would then make a fine addition to the squad.
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But Spurs are not alone in their pursuit. Rivals Nottingham Forest and West Ham United are also linked with the player and could likely make a move in January too. It remains to be seen who wins the race to secure the signature of the Ukrainian.