Clearly bought for the future, Tottenham’s Alejo Véliz has only made three little Premier League appearances since his arrival, for a grand total of 10 minutes.

While the 20-year-old will be glad to be at a Premier League team like Spurs, he, as well as the club, will want him to keep progressing, which is why the possibility of a loan in January has been mooted.

It’s mostly come from Italy, where Bologna are very interested in bringing the Tottenham forward to their club in January, with him being the ‘hottest name’ on their list of targets, as per Corriere di Bologna.

They reveal the Italians are ‘working on the loan’ for the next transfer window, onto which they would also like to attach a ‘right of redemption’.

As you can imagine, for a player only bought in the summer for €15.5m, that isn’t something Tottenham are going to be willing to do lightly, which is why Daniel Levy and co. will ‘aim high’ in negotiations.

Therefore, we could end up in a similar situation to the one that Lyon faced with Tanguy Ndombélé, when Spurs agreed to a very high, nearly unattainable option to buy in the deal.

We will have to wait and see regarding this, but it’s clear that Bologna want the Argentine, and are doing their business behind the scenes to try and get it done.