Tottenham report: Spurs reach agreement for Ruslan Malinovskyi to join in January

November 5, 2022

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly tied up the signing of Atalanta playmaker Ruslan Malinovskyi.

Spurs were chasing the Ukrainian schemer in the summer along with a number of other creative targets including Leicester City No.10, James Maddison. With six new faces arriving at the club, however, the Lilywhites couldn’t complete all the business that Antonio Conte wanted to, with the Italian stressing that he wanted to do more. 

“If you compare to last season, we are more complete,” Conte said (opens in new tab). “But to reach other teams at the top level we need time, patience and transfer markets, at least two transfer markets to reach the same level.”

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group D match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sporting CP at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 26, 2022 in London, England.

Antonio Conte has been frank about his side’s need to add quality to the squad (Image credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Now, Italian publication Il Giorno (opens in new tab) claims that Tottenham have gone back in for Malinovskyi and will pay around £13 million to secure the midfielder in January, giving the side a boost until the end of the season.