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Report: Tottenham now considering cut price move for ‘extraordinary’ playmaker in January
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Report: Tottenham now considering cut price move for ‘extraordinary’ playmaker in January

Tottenham Hotspur are now considering a cut price move for Atalanta playmaker Ruslan Malinovskyi in January, according to Football.London.

Malinovskyi was linked with a move to Spurs over the summer, with Fabrizio Romano claiming that he dreamt of playing under Antonio Conte in north London.

Conte bolstered his squad significantly over the summer as the club brought in the likes of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Clement Lenglet and Ivan Perisic. 

But the Italian has been left short in terms of attacking options in recent weeks, due to injuries to Heung-Min Son, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison. 

Now, it seems that Spurs are looking to add more depth to the squad in January, particularly in the attacking areas. And the club could move for the ‘extraordinary’ Malinovskyi on a cut price deal. 

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Tottenham considering cut price move for Malinovskyi 

Football.London reports that Spurs are continuing to monitor Everton winger Anthony Gordon ahead of the upcoming transfer window. 

A January move for the youngster would be difficult but Conte’s men are looking at alternative options. 

Tottenham have looked at Malinovskyi as an option to bolster Conte’s attacking options. The Ukrainian is out of contract in the summer, which means he could become available at a cheaper price in January. 

The 29-year-old enjoyed a brilliant season in Italy last year, scoring 10 goals and assisting seven times for Atalanta. 

But his game time has been heavily reduced this season under Gian Piero Gasperini, having only started five games. 

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TBR View: Spurs need signings that will improve their starting line-up 

Malinovskyi would undoubtedly be a useful option for Conte as he’s shown he can play off either wing and as an attacking midfielder. 

But Tottenham need to bring in players who will improve the quality of the starting line-up, rather than just squad players. 

Their summer signings haven’t quite managed to do this just yet and Conte will need more quality options to keep his side in the top-four. 

Malinovski would provide decent cover for Kulusevski and give Conte the option of playing with a more advanced midfielder. But Spurs would be better off going for a player like James Maddison, who would dramatically improve the starting line-up instantly.

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