Eagle-eyed Tottenham fans spot £15million of summer transfers are in squad for cup clash vs League Two side

TOTTENHAM new boys Alejo Veliz and Ashley Phillips were named in the club’s Under-21 squad for their EFL Trophy clash with Colchester United on Tuesday.

Veliz, 20, joined the Lilywhites in a £12million transfer from Rosario Central last month, while Phillips, 18, completed a £3m switch from Blackburn just a few days before.

Ashley Phillips started for Spurs against ColchesterRex

Instagram @SpursOfficialAlejo Veliz started on the bench[/caption]

Both players are yet to make a senior appearance for Ange Postecoglou‘s side.

But they have already been introduced to the U21’s.

Phillips was named in the starting line-up ahead of Tuesday’s match against Colchester, while Veliz had a spot on the bench.

And eagle-eyed fans were surprised to see the duo involved.

One person took to X to write: “That’s a very strong team. Very excited to see Ashley Phillips again and hopefully we get to see a glimpse of Alejo Veliz.”

Another added: “VELIZZZZZZ, please score!”

A third fan commented: “All I’m seeing is W and clean sheet. Would love to see Veliz get some minutes.”

While a fourth said: “What a team! Veliz on the bench as well!”


The striker was introduced in the 62nd minute of the match to replace Will Lankshear.

Tottenham went on to win 5-0 thanks to two goals apiece from Jamie Donley and Jude Soonsup-Bell, and Lankshear’s strike.

The Lilywhites now top Group L in the EFL Trophy.

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