Who is Alejo Véliz, the young Argentine forward who arrived at Tottenham to potentially replace Kane?
The upcoming Premier League season sees Tottenham face a great challenge on improving on their last campaign , in which they finished 8th and missed out on all European competitions for the upcoming football calendar year. Adding to their concerns, Bayern Munich’s strong desire to sign Harry Kane at any cost has been evident, with the German club reportedly making an offer of over 100 million euros for the English striker. However, Spurs might just have a trump card up their sleeve to replace their top scorer, and that’s Alejo Véliz, a 19-year-old Argentine center-forward who was recently signed for 15 million euros plus an additional 6 million in performance-based objectives. But who is he exactly?
Alejo Véliz: The Argentine forward who joined the Spurs to replace Kane
Véliz is a 19-year-old Argentine center-forward who has made a name for himself recently in the Argentine local league with Rosario Central, where he scored 19 goals in 63 games played. Moreover, he was the starting number 9 for the Argentine U-20 National Team during the World Cup held in Argentina, where he scored 3 goals in 4 matches played.
What is his playing style?
Véliz stands out as a goal-scoring center-forward. While he has the ability to link up with his teammates, his main strength in football lies in finishing attacks, which has been on display in some impressive performances in important matches in the Argentine league against Racing Club, River Plate, Newell’s, and Independiente de Avellaneda.
What does the contract look like?
According to the renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Alejo Véliz will join Tottenham for a fee of 15 million euros, and his contract will extend until June 2028. With this signing, the Spurs will have another player from the Argentine World Cup-winning squad, joining the likes of Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso. Did you know about him before?