Tottenham and Everton reportedly want £10m-rated goal getter, that Carlos Vela expects to leave soon
Back in March, Carlos Vela told Spanish newspaper AS that he expects his Los Angeles FC teammate Diego Rossi to join a big European club soon. Now, Vela’s prediction could be about to ring true, with both Tottenham Hotspur and Everton keen. The report says he will cost just £10million.
Rossi, 23, has been excellent alongside ex-Arsenal and Real Sociedad attacker Vela in the LAFC side. Clocking up 107 appearances for the MLS outfit since joining the club from Penarol in 2018, he has scored an impressive 56 goals. Last term, he won the MLS golden boot with 14.
Just 5ft 6in in height, Rossi is naturally a striker but can be used as a 10 or on either flank. He has the pace to get in behind, but also the creativity and skill that allows him to drop deep. The Telegraph claim both Everton and Tottenham want the £10million-rated star. Vela expects him to go, soon.
“I have a great friendship with Diego. He is young, so I think I have to help him mature. In my mind I have no doubt that Diego will leave for Europe soon. I am trying to teach him what I have experienced and he will go to Europe and have a career there,” Vela told newspaper AS.
Which club suits Rossi best – Tottenham or Everton?
Right now, it is very tricky to tell – given that both are on the lookout for a new manager. The incoming managers style of play will dictate whether Rossi can impress, but in terms of competition – Everton certainly have less like Rossi. But again, that could change at the flip of a hat.
A move to Spurs could depend on the futures of Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura as well as loanees Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius – who could depart. Meanwhile, at Everton, they need additions in the final third. Rossi, given his ability to play in numerous roles, would suit both clubs.
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