Football.London have relayed Rosario Central’s official communication about the exact transfer fee they will receive from Tottenham Hotspur for Alejo Veliz.
Despite his relative lack of experience, there is plenty of hype around Veliz in his home country, with the teenager finding the back of the 11 times in 23 league appearances this season prior to his move.
He was also one of Argentina’s standout performers in the Under-20 World Cup earlier this year, and some Primera Division experts have even deemed the signing by Spurs as a ‘masterstroke’, given the youngster’s potential (Football.London).
In fact, Fabrizio Romano even revealed on the Here We Go Podcast recently that several European clubs attempted to hijack Tottenham’s move for Veliz just before he was about to fly to London for his medical.
However, the youngster is very much seen as one for the future rather than as a readymade product, with Ange Postecoglou admitting that he is not likely to get much game time during the first part of the season (One Football).
Official transfer figures released on Alejo Veliz
Rosario Central have now revealed that Tottenham have agreed to pay an initial $16.7m (£13.1m) for the teenager and a further $6.4m (£5m) in add-ons.
The £5m figure will be paid incrementally by the North London club after every 15 appearances that Veliz makes for the Lilywhites across all competitions.
Spurs Web Opinion
£13m for a prospect such as Veliz could prove to be very good business. In Postecoglou, the Argentine has the right sort of coach to develop under but I believe that he will likely need a spell or two out on loan before he is ready to lead the line for Tottenham.
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