Spurs 20-year-old striker completes medical for loan move

Tottenham have already sent a number of players out on loan for the second half of the 23/24 campaign including Ashley Phillips and Sergio Reguilon, and now it seems Alejo Veliz will be joining that list with a Sevilla deal in the final stages.
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According to The Standard, Tottenham's summer signing Alejo Veliz has finished his medical with La Liga side Sevilla.

Spurs have been linked with a number of last minute deals, including a loan for Bryan Gil, another extra attacker on Tottenham's roster. Reports from Dan Kilpatrick (via The Standard), however, indicate that the Spaniard will not be leaving on loan, despite interest from Brighton and Feyenoord.

Italian journalist and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has also confirmed that the deal is nearly complete for the Argentinian.

All that is left for the move is an official announcement from the club.

The switch to Spain should be beneficial for Veliz who has struggled to find minutes in North London. When he arrived from Rosario Central over the summer, Ange made it clear that their plan for the striker was one of long-term development.

With the arrival of Timo Werner last month, and Richarlison's incredible form with seven goals across the past seven matches, playing time has only become more difficult for Veliz to come by. Now, he needs the switch in order to ensure that he stays on Tottenham's development schedule.

Sevilla have struggled tremendously this season and they currently sit 16th in the La Liga table, just one point above relegation. Their current attackers, Youssef En-Nesyri and Lucas Ocampos have only managed a combined eight goals across the team's 22 matches. The club will be looking for support from Veliz wherever he can provide it, especially in the final third.