Spurs’ young attacker is expected to excel in the post-Harry Kane era
Alejo Veliz, according to former Rosario Central coach Adrian Dezotti, is a special talent for Tottenham.
Despite initial rumors of an instant loan transfer away, the teenage striker has remained with the senior squad since joining Spurs from the Argentinian club in August for almost £13 million. According to the transfer agreement, Rosario, the player’s hometown club, will be entitled to a portion of any future sales.
Veliz, who is over six feet tall, scored 11 goals for Rosario in 23 League games last season.
Young Spurs strikers now have opportunities that were previously unavailable because of the legendary Harry Kane’s departure, and new manager Ange Postecoglou is leading an astonishing turnaround.
Richarlison, a £60 million summer acquisition, has been tipped to get better in his second campaign with the club, but the Brazil international has seldom consistently impressed in front of goal at Premier League level. The alternatives behind that combination are very limited because Heung-min Son has been the line’s leader but is best known as a winger.
Veliz, 20, was given time in the Premier League during the victories against Liverpool and Luton, however, Postecoglou advised care as the player adjusted to a new league in a new nation.
Dezotti was effusive in his admiration of the attacker in his interview with The Athletic, emphasizing Veliz’s skill in the air in particular.
He claimed, “I watch a lot of English football, and Alejo Veliz is the only Premier League player with the aerial game.”