What’s the discuss?
That’s in keeping with a report by Italian media outlet Sport Mediaset (by way of Sport Witness), who declare that Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici at the moment are in ‘pole place’ to land the Atalanta BC attacking midfielder in an €18m (£15.5m) deal this winter.
An additional report by Calciomercato additionally declare that, after making exploratory contact for the 29-year-old in the summertime switch window, the Premier League facet have a ‘extra concrete’ probability of touchdown the Ukraine worldwide in January.
Lastly, Gazzetta dello Sport (by way of Sport Witness) reported on Monday that ‘talks are anticipated’ between Tottenham and Atalanta within the close to future, earlier than the Italian publication claimed that ‘extra will probably be recognized within the coming weeks’.
Dream Conte signing
Contemplating simply how a lot Malinovskyi affords in an attacking capability from the center of the park, the argument that the 29-year-old would make a dream addition to Conte’s present midfield choices on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is an especially straightforward one to make.
Certainly, whereas it’s true that Rodrigo Bentancur has began chipping in with targets in current weeks, in complete, the Uruguayan, Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg, Yves Bissouma and Oliver Skipp have scored simply seven targets and registered an extra 4 assists over their mixed 48 Premier League appearances up to now this season.
Compared, over Malinovskyi’s 30 Serie A fixtures final day out, the £17.5m-rated expertise bagged six targets, supplied 4 assists and created 13 huge possibilities for his teammates on his personal, along with taking a mean of 1.9 photographs, making 1.5 key passes and finishing 1.6 dribbles per recreation.
These returns noticed the participant who Carlo Garganese dubbed “unreal” common a merely sensational SofaScore match ranking of 7.22, not solely rating him as Atalanta’s second-best performer within the league but additionally because the joint 18th-best participant within the prime flight of Italian soccer as a complete.
Moreover, with the £22k-per-week attacking midfielder additionally capable of function on the left wing and as a left or proper wing-back, Malinovskyi may simply match into both of Conte’s 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 tactical set-ups in north London.
As such, it’s clear to see that the Ukrainian sensation would make an unreal addition to the 53-year-old supervisor’s facet in January, main us to imagine the information that Paratici is in pole place to seal a transfer for the 29-year-old is undoubtedly improbable information for everybody concerned with the Premier League facet.