Italy number 10 and idol of Naples, Lorenzo Insigne, 30, will leave the Italian team after a decade. The striker was announced by Toronto FC and from July he will be the highest paid player in Major League Soccer (MLS) history. He has signed a four-year pre-agreement with the Canadian team which runs from the end of the current European season in July.
Insigne is in the final months of his contract with Naples and will be transferred free of charge to Toronto FC. However, according to the Italian press, the Canadian team will pay 11.5 million euros (R$73.3 million) per season to the Italian, in addition to 4.5 million euros in bonuses associated with the goals . This is the biggest contract in MLS history.
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European champion, Insigne repeats his compatriot Giovinco, who in 2015 left Juventus and went to the same Toronto FC, where he remained for three and a half and a half years won the MLS. At 34 and currently without a club, Giovinco commented on the striker’s transfer from Naples in an interview with the newspaper “Corriere dello Sport”. And it was sincere.
– Personally, I felt at ease on a human level and I found a city where life is good. On a professional level, you must know that you will disappear from the radar. Selection lost, visibility lost. If you’re willing to let those things go, it’s an experience I recommend to anyone,” Giovinco said.
Badge adds 416 games in Naples, in which he has scored 114 goals, one less than his idol Diego Armando Maradona, so far. He won the Coppa Italia twice and started for the Azzurri in European Cup title.
Insigne will leave Napoli for Toronto FC in July and become the highest-paid player in MLS history.
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