In an attempt to add another goal scorer to their roster, Bologna is prepared to make a move for Alejo Veliz of Tottenham Hotspur.
Bologna wants to sign Veliz on loan for the second half of the season, according to a report from Calciomercato.
In August, Tottenham made a move to acquire Veliz from Rosario Central, paying approximately £13 million to bring the Argentine to North London.
Before moving to North London, Veliz scored 19 goals in 63 games while playing for Rosario, demonstrating his immense talent.
Bologna wants to loan Alejo Veliz, a striker for Tottenham.
Veliz is just playing 10 minutes apiece in three Premier League substitute appearances for Tottenham at the moment, though.
Although the 20-year-old is being developed gently at Tottenham, curiosity is growing due to his lack of playing time.
Calciomercato claim that Serie A side Bologna would like to sign Veliz and take him on loan for the rest of the season.
The report claims that Veliz is the name at the top of Bologna’s list as they attempt to sign a new striker.
Other names like Rafa Mir, Robert Bozenik, Hugo Cuypers and Toni Martinez are on the list but Veliz is the top target.
Whether Tottenham would be willing to loan Veliz out is another matter, but Bologna seem ready to make a move.
Veliz loan should be considered by Ange Postecoglou
Tottenham clearly have high hopes for Veliz – that’s why they paid £13million for him just three months ago.
The jump from Argentinian football to the Premier League is a big one and Ange Postecoglou seemingly feels that Veliz isn’t ready for big minutes just yet.
Italian football has been a great home for Argentinian players over the years and a loan move there could really help Veliz’s development.
Tottenham should think long and hard about this; if they don’t plan to give Veliz first-team minutes in the second half of the season, sending him to play in Italy would be a smart move.
Postecoglou’s methods are very precise though and the Australian may yet feel that Veliz training with the Spurs squad day in and day out will aid his development more in the long-term.