Bernardeschi set for Toronto FC move – report

According to Toronto FC reporter Michael Singh Federico Bernardeschi will join Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Criscito at Toronto FC once the MLS side sell Alejandro Pozuelo to Inter Miami.

The Italy international is available after his contract with Juventus expired on June 30. Bernardeschi spoke to Napoli and other Serie A clubs but hasn’t reached an agreement over his next destination.

According to Michael Singh, Bernardeschi’s new club will be in the MLS as the former Fiorentina and Juventus star is ready to join Toronto FC.

The deal will reportedly be completed once Pozuelo signs for Inter Miami. MLS clubs are allowed to sign up to three players that would be considered outside their salary cup, so Toronto need to sell before completing the signature of Bernardeschi.

The Italy international scored 22 goals in 205 Serie A appearances, delivering 26 assists. He has scored six goals in 39 appearances with Italy.

Bernardeschi would join his compatriots Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Criscito in Canada, who signed with the club after their contracts with Napoli and Genoa expired.

6 Comments on “Bernardeschi set for Toronto FC move – report”

  1. Bernardeschi an “Italian star”with 22 goals in 205 Serie A appearances! What a joke to use this term to describe him and now off to the MLS since no other Italian team wants him like Insigne and Criscito, and that’s where you go at the end of your career. The only league weaker than Serie A are the French.

  2. Italia1

    Oh really ” the only league weaker”.
    So serie B, serie C, serie D and serie D2 are weaker than serie A?
    There exist a couple of hundreds leagues just in Europe that are weaker than “the french league”.

  3. Thats really quite sad that a player of his age has decided to move out there instead of sticking in Europe.

    I can’t believe for a second that a player of his level didn’t have options in Italy, Spain or England.

    I mean Newcastle spent £25m (i think?) on Chris Wood, and he’s possibly the worst player I’ve ever seen.

    Football’s crazy

  4. It’s a proven formula: See out your playing days in North America, then retire to Serie A for a final Pay Day. It worked for David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sebastian Giovinco.

  5. Gio,

    I was referring to top flight European leagues , are you telling me that Serie A is better than the Premier League, La Liga or the Bundesliga ? When was the last time an Italian Serie A team won the UEFA championships or even made it to the finals? If you think Serie A is the best European league then you should stick to playing hockey!

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