Nottingham Forest and Tottenham could both get a chance to sign Atalanta player Ruslan Malinovskyi.
That’s according to Corriere di Bergamo, via Sport Witness who have been taking a look at his situation.
The player was on the radar of both Premier League clubs during the summer transfer window.
It was anticipated that Forest might look to sign the left-footed shortly after they took Remo Freuler from Atalanta.
Malinovskyi decided to stay with the Serie A outfit, however, and he’s a key part of Gian Piero Gasperini’s team.
It’s claimed in the latest report that the Ukraine international isn’t happy at his current club and it’s impacting his form.
The 29-year-old has scored one goal and claimed one assist during 2022/23 and his contract will be up in the summer.
That leaves Atalanta in a bit of a predicament and it would appear they could consider a sale in January.
Signing the player won’t be easy for Forest. He will want to head to a club in the higher echelons of the division if he’s to head to the Premier League.
Tottenham could offer him that and they will likely hold the aces.
Forest and Tottenham could get Malinovskyi chance
The man with 51 caps on the international stage was said to have favoured a move to Tottenham in the summer.
Given a poor start for Forest, that’s unlikely to have changed over the last month or so.
Malinovskyi might fancy the challenge of sampling the Premier League and at 29, he won’t have many more chances.
The left-footer is a dead-ball wizard and he boasts the ability to fizz a delightful delivery into the box.
He’s also proved in the past that he can score and create goals, whilst he can operate in a number of positions.
Forest would welcome him into their squad after the World Cup but they might be facing a losing battle over Malinovskyi.