Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi is on the verge of completing a move to Olympique Marseille.

The Ukrainian international has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur since the summer transfer window, however, a move failed to materialise (Tutto Atalanta).

The attacking midfielder’s contract runs out at the Serie A outfit this summer and the January window represents Atalanta’s last opportunity to cash in on the player (transfermarkt).

Since joining Atalanta in 2019, he has made 143 appearances for the Bergamo-based club across all competitions, scoring 30 goals and providing 28 assists.

The Italian journalist took to Twitter to reveal that Marseille are ‘closing in’ on a deal to sign the 29-year-old and he will head to the south of France initially on loan with a mandatory purchase being triggered in June.

Ruslan Malinovskyi

(Photo by Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

SpursWeb Opinion

While Tottenham are crying out for some creativity, another attacker is a bigger priority at the moment with Lucas Moura, Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski all still sidelined.  Malinovskyi had a respectable season during the previous campaign, however, he has hardly set the world alight since the summer.

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