With the January transfer window open, the clubs chasing a top four place have the opportunity to bolster their Champions League hopes. One player who has been earmarked for a move to the Premier League is Velez Sarsfield's Facundo Ferreyra, who has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and cash-strapped Everton. With more on the Argentinian, it's talkSPORT's Transfer Spotlight.
Name: Facundo Ferreyra
Date of birth: 14 March 1991
Birthplace: Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
Club: Velez Sarsfield
Honours: 2012 Argentine Primera Division
International honours: Argentina Under-20 (12 caps/5 goals)
What's the latest?
After firing Velez to the Primera Division title with a week to spare, European sides have started circling after it was suggested that Facundo Ferreyra could be on his way sooner rather than later. The 21-year-old's 13 goals in 15 league games has not gone unnoticed, and reports have suggested Tottenham and Everton alongside Internazionale and Roma as potential destinations.
Did you know?
1) A native of the Buenos Aires district of Lomas de Zamora, Ferreyra joined local side Banfield as a youth, where he progressed through the clubs ranks.
2) Nicknamed 'Chucky', he was fast-tracked into the Banfield first team during the 2008/09 season aged 17 and scored his first goal in just his second match, a 2-2 draw with Argentinos Juniors. His breakthrough season came in the 2010/11 campaign though, with Ferreyra scoring six times in 19 appearances.
3) Following Banfield's relegation in early 2012, Ferreyra was the subject of a tug-of-war between Boca Juniors and River Plate, but opted to join Velez Sarsfield.
4) He was named as the 2012 Primera Division top scorer, after his 13 goals helped guide Velez to the Inicial title (the Argentinian league is divided into two parts, with the Inicial being the first).
5) He has become a regular fixture in the Argentina Under-20s, and was most notably the second highest goal scorer at the 2011 South American Youth Championships, only behind Neymar, who led the scoring charts.
“I'm happy for choosing Velez. It was a decision to be taken, I said yes at the time and luckily things went well,” Ferreyra commenting on his decision to join Velez, following their 2012 Primera Division success.
Facundo Ferreyra expertly scoring for first club Banfield
Highlights of Ferreyra's 2012 campaign with Velez
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