The print edition of Corriere dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur forward Alejo Veliz is keen to get some competitive football under his belt amid the interest from Bologna.

Veliz has made four substitute appearances for the Tottenham first-team since his move from Rosaria Central in the summer, with Ange Postecoglou’s hands perhaps being forced due to the injury crisis that he has dealt with over the last month.

It has been reported by various sources over the last few weeks that the 20-year-old has impressed Postecoglou and his coaching staff in training, which is why his development could be ‘fast-tracked’ by Spurs (Sean Walsh – Talking Transfers Podcast).

Various outlets over recent weeks have also revealed that Bologna failed with a move for the Argentine striker in the summer and they could look to sign the player on loan in January (1000 Cuori Rossoblu).

Alejo Veliz

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Veliz needs game time

Corriere have now also reported on Bologna’s interest in Veliz, stating that the Serie A club are on the lookout for a centre-forward.

The outlet says that the Italian club are ‘working on names’ ahead of January, with the Tottenham man very much part of their shortlist.

The publication further adds that Veliz feels he ‘needs to play’ but it is pointed out that a transfer might not be straightforward as the January market is ‘different from the summer one’.

Spurs Musings Opinion

If Tottenham do sign another attacking player in January (Samuel Iling-Junior and Jota seem the most likely candidates for now), then I do think Postecoglou would give the green light for Veliz to be loaned out so that the striker’s development can be fast-forwarded.