Malinovskyi explains why he preferred OM to Tottenham

Malinovskyi explains why he preferred OM to Tottenham

At a press conference, Ruslan Malinovskyi spoke about the long discussions that preceded his signing with OM. The former Atalanta player wanted to come in the summer.

Facing the media, Ruslan Malinovskyi commented on the long negotiations which preceded his arrival in Marseille. The Ukrainian international absolutely wanted to join the Marseille club: OM was the most concrete proposal, I had no doubts, I said yes right away when my agent told me about it. We were able to talk about me in England, but it was not concrete. I was thinking of arriving here in August, so I have followed the team a lot and I really like what they are doing”he told reporters.

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The midfielder also spoke about the football played by his new coach, Igor Tudor. The former Bergamo player is full of praise for the Croatian technician: “I knew Tudor well, it was always tough playing against Hellas Verona. It’s a game that suits me well, I like this dynamic football, it’s football that I like”he continued.

Also present in the press room, Pablo Longoria expressed his enthusiasm for having managed to obtain the signing of the player. The OM president thinks the midfielder is perfectly suited to the style of play that Igor Tudor wants to play: “Malinovskyi is a sought-after player. We wanted it for a long time. The discussions that began this summer have continued. It corresponds to what we want to put in place. There is continuity with what he knew at Atalanta Bergamo. »

As a reminder, Ruslan Malinovskyi has been playing for Atalanta Bergamo since 2019, for a total of 143 games, 30 goals and 28 assists. The native of Zhytomyr is loaned to OM with a purchase option which could become mandatory. He did his first appearance against TroyesWednesday.