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Across the pond, the reaction to reports linking a star player with a move elsewhere is, well, slightly different. 

There is no vitriol, no accusations of betrayal.  

Instead, a rather gracious Los Angeles FC fanbase would pat Diego Rossi on the back and wish him well should their Uruguayan talisman make a potentially life-changing switch to the other side of the Atlantic. 

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The Telegraph stated on Thursday that Premier League rivals Everton and Tottenham Hotspur could go head-to-head for Rossi’s £10 million-rated signature – claims backed up a few hours later by talkSPORT

From the MLS to Merseyside for Diego Rossi?

And while Spurs fans, in particular, have not taken too kindly to reports suggesting that a player who is far from a household name in North London could be tasked with filling a Harry Kane-shaped void, Rossi deserves the benefit of the doubt. 

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He would not be a direct replacement for Kane, anyway – merely someone capable of contributing speed, skill, goals and assists at a club facing up to the prospect of losing their talismanic top scorer. 

In his last three seasons in the MLS, Rossi has scored 17, 18 and 18 again.  

Taking to social media after the rumours emerged, the LAFC fans struck a similar tone to that of captain Carlos Vela.

They don’t want Rossi to go but they know, deep down, that one of the most exciting talents in American football is more than deserving of his big break. 

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