Genoa has recently reached an agreement with Olympique de Marseille for the loan transfer of talented Ukrainian midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi. This development comes as a surprise to many, as Malinovskyi had only joined Marseille in January on a six-month loan from Atalanta Bergamo, with a mandatory purchase option of €10 million.
However, it appears that Malinovskyi’s stint at Marseille will be cut short, as the 30-year-old is now set to return to the Italian top flight. According to a report by Foot Mercato, both Genoa and Marseille have successfully negotiated a loan move with a mandatory purchase clause of €11 million. Despite this agreement, Malinovskyi is yet to give his final approval, as he reportedly prefers a move to either Monza or Bologna.
During his time at Marseille, Malinovskyi made 23 appearances for the club, contributing with two goals and one assist. However, the recent signings of Iliman Ndiaye and Ismaila Sarr, along with Amine Harit’s return from a long injury, have rendered the Ukrainian midfielder surplus to requirements. Additionally, Marseille’s failure to qualify for the Champions League group stage has put the club in a position where they need to raise funds.
The potential move to Genoa presents an intriguing opportunity for Malinovskyi. The Serie A side, known as I Rossoblù, has a rich history and a strong squad, making them an attractive destination for the talented midfielder. If the deal goes through, it would provide Malinovskyi with a chance to make an impact in one of Europe’s most competitive leagues.
For Genoa, the acquisition of Malinovskyi would bolster their midfield options and add depth to their squad. With his technical skills, vision, and ability to contribute both defensively and offensively, the Ukrainian international could prove to be a valuable asset for the team. Furthermore, his experience in playing for top clubs like Atalanta and Marseille would bring a wealth of knowledge and maturity to the Genoa dressing room.
The loan deal between Genoa and Marseille for Ruslan Malinovskyi’s transfer is on the verge of completion. While the player’s preference for a move to Monza or Bologna adds an element of uncertainty, the potential move to Genoa presents an exciting opportunity for both parties. As negotiations continue, football fans eagerly await the final decision, which could have a significant impact on the upcoming season.