Alasdair Gold has revealed via Football.London that Fabio Paratici remains involved at Tottenham in a consultancy role and played a part in the club’s signing of Alejo Veliz from Rosario Central.

Paratici stepped down from his position as Tottenham’s managing director of football back in April after his ban was upheld by FIFA for his alleged involvement in Juventus‘ capital gains scandal.

Fabio Paratici

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However, Gold has explained that the Italian has now been given limited scope to work within the game after world football’s governing body lifted some elements of his ban.

The journalist reports that Paratici is thus working as a consultant for Tottenham and played a role in the club’s move for Veliz.

Gold adds that the 51-year-old also laid the groundwork for the transfer of Guglielmo Vicario ahead of his ban, having monitored the goalkeeper’s development at Empoli closely.

Fabio Paratici was at Brentford vs Tottenham

Paratici is also alleged to have scouted Brennan Johnson heavily, with the Nottingham Forest star now emerging as a summer target for Spurs.

Finally, Gold reveals that Tottenham’s former managing director was spotted at the Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday during the Lilywhites’ opening game of the season against Brentford.

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Perhaps Paratici’s involvement in a consultancy role is one of the reasons why Tottenham are not in a hurry to hire a new director of football. By the sounds of it, the Italian is still playing a valued role in the club’s recruitment decisions.

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