Tottenham Hotspur have a great chance to sign West Ham United target Ruslan Malinovskyi in the January transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport (print edition November 16th, page 18) who claim that Atalanta could ‘gift’ Tottenham the chance to sign the 29-year-old attacking midfielder.

That could be terrible news for West Ham.

Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly wants to bring the 51-capped Ukraine international to the London Stadium in January, according to a report from Calciomercato.

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In fact, it has been claimed that West Ham have already made official contact with Atalanta about signing Malinovskyi.

It seems like Tottenham manager Antonio Conte could be a huge problem for Moyes though…

Tottenham seem to be in pole position to sign West Ham target Ruslan Malinovskyi

According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport (print edition November 16th, page 18), Spurs could bet ‘gifted’ the chance to sign the Ukrainian ace in January.

So West Ham will clearly have our work cut out, if we are to sign Malinovskyi.

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 either the Hammers or Spurs. It must be said though, at 29, he’s far from a player for the future.

Malinovskyi has bagged 30 goals and 28 assists in 142 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.

Tottenham seem to be in pole position to sign West Ham target Ruslan Malinovskyi
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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 the 29-year-old arrive at the London Stadium in the January transfer window.

According to the latest reports in Italy though, it seems as though Tottenham are leading West Ham in the race to sign Ruslan Malinovskyi.

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