Report: Serie A club want to sign Spurs youngster who ‘needs to play’ in January

Tottenham Hotspur’s Alejo Veliz is not getting much game time at his new club, which has alerted Serie A side Bologna to his situation, and the Italian club want to sign the striker on loan in January.

With Harry Kane leaving Tottenham in the summer, all eyes were on the North London club for who they might sign to replace him. The only striker they ended up signing, was Argentinian youngster, Alejo Veliz.

An almost unknown entity, and just 19 years old at the time, Veliz was obviously not the high-profile replacement for Kane many expected Ange Postecoglou to bring in.

With the form of Heung-min Son, and the likes of Brennan Johnson arriving too, there has been little opportunity for Veliz to make his mark at Spurs thus far. The 20-year-old has just four substitute appearances to his name, totalling 12 minutes of action (Transfermarkt).

Alejo Veliz
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Will Bologna sign Alejo Veliz from Tottenham?

It’s no surprise that Serie A outfit Bologna have been circling the player ahead of the winter transfer window opening. 1000 Cuori Rossoblu claim the Italians want to try and sign Veliz on loan in January, but expect a tough time to actually secure the move.

Now, Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) suggest Bologna hope to take advantage of Veliz’s situation, with the youngster potentially feeling like he “needs to play” more than he currently is.

Bologna are “working on names” to provide cover to their main striker, Joshua Zirkzee. Apparently, the Italian outfit hope that Postecoglou will be more willing to let Veliz go in January given the limited game time he is providing for the player.

Spurs Web Opinion

I do wish we had seen more of Veliz so far, but it’s hard when the front line is doing pretty well at Spurs. There’s no way Sonny is getting dropped, so it’s unlikely Veliz will get anything more than brief cameos. Maybe he should make that loan move and show what he can do – he would likely excel in Serie A, too.

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