Sebastian Giovinco reveals Lorenzo Insigne is expected in Toronto in March but warns the Napoli striker he will fall ‘off the radar.’
Giovinco spent four years at Toronto FC, scoring 83 goals in 142 appearances and winning the MLS in 2017.
He moved to Canada in January 2015 from Juventus.
Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne is now expected to move to the MLS as a free agent at the end of the season.
Multiple sources in Italy claim Toronto FC have made a huge offer to secure his signature and according to SportMediaset, the deal is done and Insigne will move to his new club at the end of the season.
“Here [in Canada], they are convinced that the deal is done,” Giovinco told Il Corriere dello Sport.
“They expect him to arrive in March, but it sounds strange to me. Insigne is the captain of Napoli and I don’t think he will leave his club in the middle of the title race.”
What should Insigne expect if he joins Toronto?
“It depends on what you want,” said Giovinco.
“I felt well at a human level, in a city where it’s easy to live. Professionally, you must consider that you may fall off the radar. I lost the national team and visibility. If you are open to leaving these things behind, then it’s an experience that I suggest to everyone.
“Toronto is a wonderful city in a beautiful country. There is a big Italian community and the freedom to go everywhere you want without being disturbed.
“When I arrived in 2015, I was promised money that was not there, but I don’t want to discuss these details. I have no regrets about my choice. I had more goals and assists than games. I did well even if it wasn’t beneficial.”
Giovinco is currently available as a free agent after the end of his contract with Al-Hilal in August 2021.
He has played 23 games with Italy, the last one in October 2015.
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