According to The Telegraph, Tottenham are set to target a bargain move for Los Angeles FC striker Diego Rossi as Daniel Levy and co search for summer reinforcements.
The Lowdown: Spurs target a striker
Harry Kane has indicated his desire to leave the club this summer (Sky Sports), which means Levy will need to sign a new striker to replace him if he departs.
It appears Spurs now have their eyes on an unexpected but interesting option who is currently plying his trade in the United States.
The Latest: Spurs eye Rossi surprise
It is being reported that Spurs are interested in signing Rossi from MLS outfit LAFC this summer.
It is believed the 23-year-old would cost Tottenham around £10m – far less than the £36m Benfica want to part ways with Carlos Vinicius, so perhaps Rossi could arrive as the new deputy, rather than a direct replacement for Kane.
It would certainly be a surprise to see the Lilywhites splash out on a player from such an inferior league, but Rossi has shown a lot of promise.
The Verdict: Bargain move
Rossi may be a generally unknown name in Europe, but has been enjoying himself in the MLS. He has 56 goals in 107 games for his current club since making the switch from Uruguayan giants Penarol three years ago (Transfermarkt), while he won the league’s Young Player of the Year last season.
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Teammate Pablo Sisniega called him a “special” player after Rossi netted four times in a 6-2 win over LA Galaxy (via angelsonparade.com).
Of course, the MLS lacks the competition and quality of the Premier League, but at £10m and aged just 23, Rossi could represent a bargain deal for Tottenham, which would even enable them to go out and bring in another top class forward as well.
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