Spurs could ‘look to’ sign Malinovskyi

Tottenham Hotspur ‘will look to do something’ in the transfer market before the window closes on Thursday night, according to journalist Ryan Taylor. 

The lowdown: Busy summer at Tottenham

The Lilywhites have added seven players to Antonio Conte’s first team ranks so far this summer, shelling out almost £108m in the process (Transfermarkt).

However, with Bryan Gil, Harry Winks and Sergio Reguilon all potentially on the way out before the September 1 deadline, there could still be room in the squad for further incomings.

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While Spurs have been linked with a host of players including James Maddison, Anthony Gordon and Adama Traore, one well-informed onlooker has suggested that Atalanta’s attacking midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi could be the one who ends up making the move to north London…

The latest: Spurs could ‘look to’ sign Malinovskyi

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Taylor claimed that Spurs may look to bring the 49-cap Ukrainian to N17, with reports claiming that the player wants to leave the Serie A club.

The Daily Express journalist said: (Morgan) Gibbs-White, if he’s going to cost £45.5 million, what is, I know some of those are add-ons that probably won’t be achieved, but what’s Maddison worth?

“So, I don’t see that happening, but I still think Spurs will look to do something again in that creative midfield position. So, Malinovskyi might fall under consideration.

“Forest, I know, were looking at him actually before they got Gibbs-White. I think other Premier League clubs may even look at Malinovskyi.”

The verdict: Do it

Valued at £25.2m and into the final 12 months of his contract at the Serie A club (Transfermarkt), signing Malinovskyi would be a wholly affordable option for the north Londoners, and a loan deal could even be explored by Fabio Paratici.

Last season, the 29-year-old – who was described as an ‘extraordinary’ player by Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini – scored 10 times and provided seven assists in 41 appearances across all competitions.

Sharing similar stylistic traits to the likes of Maddison himself, Angel Di Maria and another Spurs target in Hakim Ziyech (FBRef), Malinovskyi appears to have the attributes to improve Spurs’ squad, and his impressive versatility would be a welcome addition to Conte’s options in midfield.

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