“Report: With only £8.5 million to spend, a Serie A club hopes to sign a Spurs player in January.”

Joe Lee

According to Sport Witness, the print edition of Corriere dello Sport reported that Bologna is confident Alejo Veliz would be willing to join them, but they anticipate a difficult transfer process with Tottenham.

Over the past few weeks, there has been increasing speculation that Velis would move to Bologna on loan.

Recent reports have revealed that the Serie A team’s attempt to sign the Argentine striker in the summer was unsuccessful, and they now think the 20-year-old would be amenable to a loan move in January in order to get regular playing time (1000 Cuori Rossoblu).

Bologna is considering loaning Alejo Veliz.

Bologna is prioritizing signing a number nine in January, according to Corriere, and they have committed €8–€10 million (£6.8–£8.5 million) to the cause. Veliz is one of the players on their shortlist.

According to the report, the Italian team is “convinced” that Veliz will view a move to Bologna as advantageous to his career because they feel he is “eager to play” and “seeks continuity.”

The source notes that Tottenham would not include a buyout option in the loan agreement unless they could turn a substantial profit on the €15 million (£12.8 million) they paid for the center-forward in the summer. Tottenham, meanwhile, may demand a loan fee of a few million for the player.

According to the publication, Bologna’s “path that leads to the forward is not at all obvious” in January.

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The striker needs game time, so I do anticipate that Tottenham and Veliz will consider loan offers in January. Spurs will never, ever consider including a buyout clause in any loan agreement for the young player, though.

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