Malinovskyi Bids Atalanta Farewell to Join Marseille

French outfit Olympique de Marseille have concluded their first winter signing, from Serie A, with Atalanta playmaker Ruslan Malinovskyi heading west to the French port city from Bergamo.

Latest information from L’Equipe relay that a six-month loan has been agreed upon for the Ukrainian with a mandatory purchase option included in the contract. The obligation for Marseille to buy means that they will have to part ways with €10M plus €3M in bonuses for the Ukraine international. He will immediately start training with Les Olympiens for the second half of the Ligue 1 season

The surprising transfer move comes into play after a season of unrest for Malinovskyi under Gian Piero Gasperini at the Gewiss Stadium, where he managed to garner just 547 minutes of game time across 15 Serie A matches.

The 29-year-old forward culminates his four-season Atalanta stay with 30 goals from 143 appearances, having joined from Belgian Pro League outfit Genk in 2019.

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