Turkey's Fenerbahce sign Diego Rossi from LAFC

Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce have signed forward Diego Rossi from LAFC, the clubs announced on Wednesday.

Rossi, 23 had long been rumored to move on from LAFC, but the coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on the world transfer market. Fenerbahce were searching for a striker with the deadline for naming its roster for the Europa League on Thursday.

Operating primarily on the wing, Rossi has been an impressive performer for LAFC ever since he arrived ahead of the 2018 season, scoring 57 goals in 120 league, playoff and cup appearances. During the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign Rossi won the Golden Boot with 14 goals, was named to the MLS Best XI, and won the league's Young Player of the Year award.

Rossi has represented Uruguay at numerous youth levels, but has yet to make an appearance with the senior side. He joined LAFC from Peñarol.

Rossi now finds himself in the same club as Mesut Ozil, Enner Valencia and Luiz Gustavo. They have won all three of their matches to start the 2021-22 league campaign thus far, and trail Trabzonspor only on goal differential.