West ham have made contact with Atalanta about signing Ruslan Malinovskyi in the January transfer window for around £26 million.

That’s according to a report from Calciomercato who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 29-year-old to the London Stadium this winter.

The Atalanta ace allegedly ‘dreams of joining Tottenham’.

So signing him may well prove to be a challenge for West Ham.

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If Spurs don’t come in for the Ukrainian ace though, the Hammers should have no problem winning the race for his signature in January…

West Ham make Ruslan Malinovskyi contact

According to a report from Calciomercato, the Hammers have initiated contact with Atalanta about bringing the 29-year-old attacking midfielder to East London from Bergamo.

It is suggested that the Serie A side will demand around €30 million (£26 million) for the Ukraine international.

I think that Malinovskyi would be a very smart signing for the Hammers. It must be said though, at 29, he’s far from a player for the future.

Malinovskyi has bagged 30 goals and 27 assists in 140 games for Atalanta (Transfermarkt). A goal involvement every 2.4 games isn’t bad at all. 

The 29-year-old possesses outstanding technical ability and is really good when in possession of the football.

He has plenty of energy and possesses the ability to beat a man. He has an absolute rocket of a shot in his arsenal as well.

West Ham make Ruslan Malinovskyi contact
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A couple of years ago, Chelsea legend Claude Makelele was trying to push the Ukrainian ace towards a move to Stamford Bridge, according to The Daily Mail.

So he clearly has something special about him.

Breaking The Lines describe the left-footed Ukraine international as an ‘incredible’ player.

I would absolutely love to see Ruslan Malinovskyi arrive at West Ham in the January transfer window.

Perhaps £26 million would be a little steep though, especially considering the fact that he will be 30 in May and has no experience of playing Premier League football to date.

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