This wednesday finally Fenerbahce made the hiring of Diego rossi, on loan from Los Angeles FC of the MLS with an option to buy, according to the Turkish club on its website.
“I am very excited and happy. I am taking a new step in my career. It is an honor to be here“Rossi said in an interview on the Fenerbahce website.
He defined himself as capable of playing in the three attacking positions, both on the wings and as a central striker, and praised the quality of the squad, among which he highlighted the Uruguayan Mauricio Lemos (who ended up on loan to Beerschot of Belgium), and Mesut Özil, and expressed that playing with the German was very important for his career.
Rossi reached one of the greats of Turkish football, who this season will play the UEFA Europa League.
Fenerbahce has not managed to stay with the Superliga of that country since the 2013-2014 season and the ex-Peñarol will seek to help the team regain the title.
In Los Angeles FC he played 119 games, scored 57 goals and gave 26 assists. He earned the Supporters’ Shield in 2019, won the MLS Golden Boot in 2020, the year he was also named Best Young Player of the Season, and in 2021 he won the ESPY Award for Best MLS Soccer Player.
Speaking to the LAFC site, team general manager John Thorrington said this was an exciting step in Europe for Rossi. “We will be forever grateful to Diego for how he helped lift this club from day one, both on and off the pitch. Seeing him become a great player who will now play in the Europa League with Fenerbahce is exciting and shows that our ambition to develop talents is working, ”he said.