On Tuesday, Corriere dello Sport had a short article about Bologna’s interest in Tottenham’s Alejo Véliz, whose start at Spurs has been anything but fruitful.

The young forward has only made four meagre appearances off the bench under Ange Postecoglou, who clearly wanted him, but for the future rather than the present.

That’s why Bologna, who were already trying to buy him from Rosario Central before Tottenham swooped in, want him in January, as explained by Wednesday’s edition of the same newspaper.

They need a new striker to alleviate the pressure on Joshua Zirkzee’s shoulders, and are ready to dedicate €8-10m in the next transfer window to make that happen.

One of their targets is the Tottenham youngster, who might have been lured to the Premier League, but whose situation needs changing.

They point out Véliz is ‘eager to play’, meaning he ‘could leave’ Spurs in January to ‘seek continuity’.

Not only that, but the 20-year-old is ‘convinced’ that a move to Serie A and a team like the current Bologna one ‘can only benefit his career’.

The main issue for the Italians, however, is that ‘a few million are at stake’, suggesting an up front fee would be needed, and if they would want to include an obligation to buy, we all know Daniel Levy would be tough in negotiations as he will want to make a profit on the €15m spent in the summer.

Therefore, the ‘path that leads to the forward is not at all obvious’, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.