BOLOGNA are interested in signing Tottenham forward Alejo Veliz on loan, according to reports.
The Argentine joined Spurs in a £12million deal from Rosario Central in August.Alejo Veliz has made fleeting cameos for Tottenham’s first team[/caption]
Boss Ange Postecoglou admires the 20-year-old, but in September talked down his prospects of featuring much for the first-team in the near future.
The Aussie, 58, said: “It will be a while for him, I think. We’ve just got to let him settle, he’s come halfway around the world.
“He’s a young guy, it’s a fairly different level. He’s one we’ll invest in in the long-term but I wouldn’t expect him to see any minutes in the first part of the season.”
Amid numerous injuries to his team-mates Veliz has been involved, making three cameo substitute appearances in the Premier League.
The Argentina Under-20 international is attracting loan interest ahead of the January transfer window.
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Serie A side Bologna could launch a loan offer for the forward.
The Italians are seeking an alternative to former Bayern Munich ace Joshua Zirkzee.
While forward Sydney van Hooijdonk has been linked with a move away from Bologna, with Veliz a potential replacement.
With first team appearances hard to come by, Veliz has featured for Spurs’ Under-21 side.
He played in two of their EFL Trophy matches, scoring in a 3-1 defeat at Peterborough.
They have recently been linked with making a January swoop for Feyenoord ace Santiago Gimenez.