Sky: Tottenham sign south American attacking midfielder
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham have signed Colombia youth international Juan Pablo Gonzalez Velasco, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog on Tuesday (9.53am) that the teenage attacking midfielder has joined Spurs’ Under-18s group.
There has been no announcement about the deal yet from official Spurs media channels but Sky report that Velasco has penned terms with the Londoners, which appears to have been corroborated by a Colombian football news Twitter account.
— Futbolistas Colombia (@jcpedrazam) August 27, 2016
The 17-year-old left Brentford’s academy when it closed down earlier this summer and caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs this summer.
The Colombia Under-17 international had a trial at Burnley in July and various reports have suggested Southampton, Fulham and Chelsea as possible destinations for Velasco.
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But he is now settling in at Spurs and made his debut for the Under-18s in a 5-1 win over Aston Villa last weekend.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a medical has been booked after Spurs agreed the terms of a £40,000-a-week midfielder transfer.