Always in search of nice moves on the transfer market, Pablo Longoria is trying a huge bet by trying to bring in Ruslan Malinovskyi in exchange for Cengiz Under.
The summer transfer window will close in two weeks, but Marseille fans are not yet at the end of their surprises. If Pablo Longoria has already fulfilled his main missions by recruiting players on all lines to strengthen the workforce of Igor Tudor, the Spanish leader does not intend to stop there, given that two players, at least, are expected before the end of August. If the much-desired central defender could well be Eric Bailly (Manchester United), the targeted attacking midfielder is now known. This is Ruslan Malinovskyi. One year from the end of his contract at Atalanta Bergamo, the Ukrainian international is looking for a way out before the summer market closes. Relegated to the substitutes’ bench by Gian Piero Gasperini at the start of the season, the 29-year-old could well continue his career at OM.
A Malinovskyi-Under swap?
—Gianluca DiMarzio (@DiMarzio) August 18, 2022
Indeed, according to information from Gianluca Di Marzio, the Marseille management is currently seeking to bring in Malinovskyi in exchange for Cengiz Under. “Atalanta and Olympique de Marseille are discussing a possible exchange between the two players. The two clubs are in search of an agreement for a permanent exchange. The deal is not close to being concluded, but there is the will to try until the end of the transfer window., can we read on the Italian site. A rumor confirmed by other well-informed journalists like Fabrizio Romano. Suffice to say that this track is credible on the side of the Vélodrome.
Malinovskyi, a perfect attacking midfielder for Tudor
Cengiz Under can be included in the deal, as part of the negotiation – still in discussion. pic.twitter.com/75AQBsT6tK
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2022
Anyway, this bet taken by Longoria seems to be unanimous, knowing that Malinovskyi has an attractive profile with his beautiful left paw. Estimated at around thirty million euros on the transfer market, the one who scored 29 goals and delivered 27 assists in 129 games in the jersey of Atalanta would in any case have the qualities to capsize the Marseille public. Passed by Genk, the playmaker could find a place in the Tudor system behind the leading striker. It remains to be seen whether OM will be able to conclude this deal with the approval of Under, a stakeholder in this file.