MLS has its new star: Toronto FC welcomes Lorenzo Insigne

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Which at first it seemed hard to believe it is already a reality. The Italian winger Lorenzo Insigne swaps Italy’s Serie A for US MLS, to wear the Toronto FC colors.

The Napoli captain signed this Saturday a four-year contract with the Canadian team, where he will join as of July 1, 2022 as Designed Player (Franchise Player).

“This is a historic and exciting day for our club. Lorenzo is a world-class attacking player, in the best moment of his career, “he said Bill Manning, presidente del Toronto.

Manning added: “He was champion of Europe with Italy and has performed on the most important stages during his career with Napoli. Lorenzo has a talent for changing games ”.

Insigne numbers

Insigne, 30, will come to MLS after spend most of his career with Napoli. In his 416 games as a Neapolitan he has achieved 114 goals and 95 assists.

The attacker will end the campaign in Italy and will leave as a free agent. In 11 seasons with Napoli he conquered 1 Italian Super Cup (2014/15) and 2 Coppa Italia (2013/14 and 2019/20).

“We are all looking forward to Lorenzo join us this summer. His ability to create occasions for himself and his teammates is special ”, he commented. Bob Bradley, coach of Toronto.

Career with Napoli

‘Lorenzinho’ is the fourth player with more disputed in Napoli. He is also one of the club’s top scorer, only surpassed Dries Mertens, Marek Hamsik and Diego Maradona.

One of the reasons Insigne will continue his MLS career is thate would receive a salary of $ 12 million dollars per season, double what he earns with the Parthenopeans.

Despite its growth in recent years, MLS is not equated with Serie A. To qualify for Qatar 2022, La Azzurra fears that one of your best footballers lowers his performance.

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