Report: Tottenham and Everton doing battle for £10m-rated MLS goal getter
The Telegraph have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are doing battle for Los Angeles FC striker Diego Rossi this summer. The Uruguayan is yet to make his debut for his country, but his form in American soccer has certainly caught the eye. Last season, Rossi won the top scorer award.
Rossi, 23, has been in sensational for LAFC. Joining the newly-founded club from Uruguayan outfit Penarol in 2018, Rossi has starred in America. Despite the worldwide epidemic affecting the MLS last season, Rossi has still managed to play 107 games – clocking up 56 goals and creating 13.
His form has not gone unnoticed. Indeed, both Everton and Tottenham are interested with a fee of £10million said to be enough to land his services. Spurs need cover for Harry Kane with Carlos Vinicius unlikely to extend his loan, while Josh King has been released by Everton this summer.
Rossi is a bargain for either Tottenham or Everton at just £10m
Diminutive in size, Rossi likes to play on the last man and run in behind. But he is also more than adept at playing in the 10 role or out wide, given his speed, vision and ability on the ball. During his 51 appearances for Penarol, he managed 11 assists as well as his 13 goals.
He can do a bit of both. That is crucial for both Everton and Tottenham. Both would rather sign a striker who is happy to play as cover for Kane or Dom Calvert-Lewin. Having that versatility means Rossi would not just sit on the bench. At £10million, a real bargain.