Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United will be vying for the signature of 29-year-old Atalanta attacker Ruslan Malinovskyi.
As per Italian outlet Calciomercato, Tottenham and West Ham United will be fighting to entice to Ruslan Malinovskyi to the Premier League. The 29-year-old attacker has impressed with his ability and could secure a big move in 2023.
The Ukrainian international has a contract with Atalanta until next summer. But he has struggled to breach the starting eleven consistently and will be looking for an escape route in January.
But it is suggested Malinovskyi has agreed to a new three-year contract with the Serie A giants, and the agreement could be finalized very soon. A creative midfielder is the missing piece for Antonio Conte, who has seen Tottenham edge out against Bournemouth in a tight contest this weekend.
The north Londoners have held their position in the top four pretty firmly. But their recent form has not provided assurances. So the Tottenham manager wants to ensure that with a few reinforcements in January.
Atalanta have been hot on the heels of table toppers Napoli in Serie A this season and are looking menacing with each passing game. They have emerged as the new Italian powerhouse and have developed a number of talented players over the years.
Tottenham’s London rival West Ham United have also been tracking the player, and David Moyes will definitely look to have a crack at the player in January. Manuel Lanzini’s contract will expire next summer, and there will be room for a player in their ranks.
After a few losses initially, West Ham have been pretty consistent in the Premier League, and David Moyes will be eyeing a top-four place this season. But the interest in Malinovskyi is understandable, considering Moyes will want the Hammers to rise through the standings again.
Both the London clubs were linked with the 29-year-old, but he eventually remained in Bergamo. Tottenham even projected a swap deal with Sergio Reguilon, but the Serie A giants were not interested in pursuing a move. However, Malinovskyi will be keen on a move, and it will be interesting to see which club manages to convince him.