English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, who are under pressure to part ways with Harry Kane, 29, are close to signing a replacement.
“We have agreed to sign Alejo Velez (19), a frontline striker from Rosario Centrale in Argentina,” said transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano on Wednesday, adding, “Velez also wants to move to Tottenham.”
Velez, now 19, has scored 19 goals in 63 appearances for Rosario.
He scored six goals in 26 games last season and is the team’s top scorer with 11 goals in 23 games this season.토토사이트
He also scored three goals in four games for Argentina at last year’s Under-20 World Cup, making him a striker on the radar of European scouts.
In the past few weeks, Premier League side Nottingham Forest and Italian Serie A sides AC Milan and AS Roma have been linked with a move for Velez, with Rosario demanding a fee of £13 million.
Harry Kane’s transfer talks have stalled.
PSG fails to sign Harry Kane
Brennan Johnson (above) and Harry Kane.
Tottenham are expected to speed up their pursuit of Velez as Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich looks increasingly likely.
“Spurs see him as a frontline striker but are looking for a younger, quicker player to build a new attack around,” said the UK’s Daily Mail, adding that “Velez is a traditional central striker who fits Spurs’ plans.”
“Tottenham’s negotiations with Rosario are in the early stages, but Rosario is confident that a deal will be done.” “Rosario is demanding a loan to Belize for at least six months,” Romano reported.
Bayern Munich CEO Jan Christian Dresden traveled to London to try to sign Kane.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy
Bayern Munich CEO Jan Christian Dresden and Bayern Munich technical director Marco Neppe met with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in London on Jan. 1 to negotiate the transfer of Kane.
After rejecting bids of €70 million and €80 million in previous transfer talks, Bayern Munich raised the asking price to €95 million.
Bayern Munich also reportedly offered Kane the best deal in the club’s history, keeping him at the club until 2028.
While there are still differences with Levy, who is demanding more than €100 million in transfer fees, the Bavarians are confident they can extract an agreement from him.
German media outlets are convinced that Kane has his heart set on a move to Bayern Munich. “Kane wants to move to Bayern,” Bild reported on March 26, adding, “Kane’s wife Kate was looking at a villa in Grünwald, a posh neighborhood near Munich, last Thursday (local time). Kate has not only found a property but also an international school for their children.”
However, it’s not out of the question that Kane could stay. According to Sky Sports, “If no deal is struck before the opening game against Brentford on Thursday, Kane will stay put.”