Everton keen on Los Angeles striker Diego Rossi
Everton are keen on signing Los Angeles FC striker Diego Rossi but they face competition from Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Telegraph.
The Toffees want to bolster their attack after letting Norwegian striker Josh King leave at the end of an underwhelming spell and Rossi has been identified as an affordable, yet quality, option.
The Uruguayan is currently valued at around £10million [The Telegraph], and he is eyeing a move to the Premier League after proving himself on the American continent.
Decent fee for a quality back-up striker
£10million for a quality finisher with 45 goals in 90 MLS games is a bargain, and Everton should be pulling out all the stops to get this deal across the line.
Rossi, 23, picked up the MLS Golden Boot last year, was voted MLS Young Player of the Year while also making the MLS Best XI, and he looks like a player capable of taking the Premier League by storm.
The former Uruguay youth international has two Uruguayan Primera Division titles to himself after scoring 12 goals in 43 games across three seasons with Penarol, and he is now looking to conquer Europe.
He is a gamble worth taking a punt on for Everton, and having such an option in attack could help boost our top-six chances.
Rossi is hungry to prove himself at the biggest level as he looks to establish himself in his country’s national team, and we should give him that chance.
Everton need to get it right this summer if we want to impress next term after last season’s unimpressive Premier League campaign, and landing a quality manager and a striker like the Uruguayan is pertinent.
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