Alejo Véliz is spurring forward…
Tottenham Hotspur has signed the 19-year-old Argentine striker from Rosario Central after earlier announcing the arrival of Dutch centerback Micky van de Ven from German side Wolfsburg.
Véliz joins Ange Postecoglou‘s squad after making 62 appearances and scoring 19 goals across all competitions for Rosario since his debut in 2021.
He also scored three goals for Argentina at this year’s U20 World Cup, where the South Americans reached the round of 16.
Local media reported Spurs paid around €17 million ($18.62m) plus add-ons to the Argentine side, who completed their most expensive sale in history.
The signing is subject to international clearance and work permits. Véliz will wear the number 36 shirt.
Spurs open their Premier League campaign away at Brentford on Sunday.