Tottenham Hotspur has finalized the double signing of Alejo Veliz and Micky van de Ven, with both players committing to the club until 2029.
The North London club has secured the services of Micky van de Ven, a 22-year-old Dutch defender who played for the Netherlands Under-21s, and Alejo Veliz, a 19-year-old forward from Argentina’s U20 team.
Van de Ven’s transfer from Wolfsburg is costing Tottenham an initial €40 million (£34m), a figure that could potentially climb to €50 million (£43m) with additional clauses. Veliz, on the other hand, has been recruited from Rosario Central at a reported cost of £13 million, pending the finalization of a work permit.
The pair have each agreed to six-year contracts with Tottenham, becoming the club’s fourth and fifth signings this summer window. They join other recent additions such as England’s James Maddison, Italian goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, and Israeli winger Manor Solomon.
Van de Ven, who led the Netherlands Under-21 team during the European Championship this summer, might be included in Tottenham’s squad for the upcoming pre-season friendly against Barcelona. He has previous Bundesliga experience, playing 33 games last season, and joined Wolfsburg from Dutch side Volendam for £3m in 2021. Primarily operating as a left-sided centre-back, he also made six appearances at left-back.
Alejo Veliz’s journey began with Rosario Central in 2019, and he made his first-team debut in July 2021. Since then, he has played 62 games in all competitions for the Argentine Primera Division side, scoring 19 times. At the international level, Veliz has nine caps and three goals for Argentina’s U20 team, playing in both the Under-20 World Cup and the South American Under-20 Championship in 2023.
Tottenham will be facing Brentford in their opening Premier League game of the season on Sunday. The arrival of these two talents certainly adds depth to the squad and showcases Tottenham’s ambition as they prepare for the upcoming season.
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Who are the players that Tottenham have signed?
Tottenham have signed Netherlands Under-21 defender Micky van de Ven and Argentina U20 forward Alejo Veliz.
What are the contract details for Veliz and Van de Ven?
Both players have signed six-year contracts with Tottenham until 2029.
How much did Tottenham pay for Van de Ven and Veliz?
Van de Ven was signed from Wolfsburg for an initial 40m euros (£34m), which could rise to 50m euros (£43m) with add-ons. Veliz joined from Rosario Central for a reported £13m fee.
What positions do Van de Ven and Veliz play?
Van de Ven is predominantly a left-sided centre-back but also made appearances at left-back. Veliz is a forward who has played for the Argentine Primera Division side Rosario Central.
When and where is Tottenham’s next game?
Spurs will travel to Brentford for their opening Premier League game of the season on Sunday.
Who are Tottenham’s other summer signings?
They include England midfielder James Maddison, Italian goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, and Israeli winger Manor Solomon.
What has been Veliz’s performance with Argentina’s U20 team?
Veliz has won nine caps for Argentina at U20 level, scoring three times, and has featured in both the Under-20 World Cup and the South American Under-20 Championship in 2023.