Toronto FC confirms agreement to sign Lorenzo Insigne on free transfer


Toronto FC have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.

A product from Napoli Academy, the 30-year-old has aroused great interest from all over Europe but has chosen to follow in the footsteps of the former Italian national team player Sebastian Giovinco, who famously switched Serie A to Toronto in 2015 and became an MLS legend. .

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Insigne will remain in the Serie A title jump Napoli for the rest of the 2021/22 campaign before heading to Major League Soccer in the summer to sign a lucrative four-year contract.

“This is a historic and exciting day for our club,” said Toronto FC President Bill Manning. “Lorenzo is a world-class attacking player at the beginning of his career.

“He was European champion with Italy and has performed on the biggest stages during his club career with Napoli. Lorenzo has the talent to change matches. He plays the game with joy and passion, and our fans and supporters will love to see him as a member of our team.”

Head coach and sports director Bob Bradley added: “We are all looking forward to having Lorenzo with us this summer.

“His ability to create chances for himself and his teammates is special. After seeing him for many years, I also know that he is also a player who works for the team. Lorenzo is the type of player you come to watch, for there is always a chance, he will do something unforgettable. ”

The deal means that Insigne’s lifelong connection to Napoli will soon end and the winger will not reach 500 matches for Partenopei. He is fourth on Napoli’s lists of all time and will not go around Antonio Juliano’s 505 to climb any higher.

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