Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustín Rossi could be bound for MLS

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Reports out of Buenos Aires have the young goalkeeper linked with a temporary move to Major League Soccer.

Specifically, the papers name newcomers FC Cincinnati or troubled-club Minnesota United as the potential destinations for the 23-year old Boca Juniors shot-stopper.

The arrival of 32-year-old Marcos Díaz to Boca from Huracán spelled the end of Rossi’s time at the club. Club president Daniel Angelici said as much to press before the ink was even dry on Díaz’s paperwork.

Díaz is expected to challenge 27-year-old Esteban Andrada for the starting spot for the Xeneize.

MDZ Online reports that the club interested in bringing Rossi to the United States is Minnesota United. The Loons conceded a whopping 71 goals in 2018 and only one team, Orlando City, gave up more goals in league play.

TyC claim that the proposed loan of Rossi to Cincinnati for either 12 months or 18 months would not contain a purchase option.

A majority of incoming loan deals to MLS over the years have had the option for a pre-arranged transfer but Angelici has made clear that the door would remain open to Rossi in the future.

Rossi initially joined Boca in 2017 after playing for Chacarita Juniors, Estudiantes, and Defensa y Justicia. A move to the United States would be Rossi’s first club outside of his native Argentina.

Before going out on loan, Boca manager Gustavo Alfaro requested the club offer Rossi a contract extension to show the player he does have options down the road in blue and gold.