The last tiraggiro: Insigne says goodbye to Naples

by | May 15, 2022 11:59

This afternoon’s match against Genoa will be Lorenzo Insigne’s last home game for Napoli, ending a career-long association with the Partenopei.

The 30-year-old Italian winger will leave the club on a free transfer next month, joining Canadian side Toronto FC in the MLS. The Euro 2020 winner has not had a campaign to remember this season, struggling to show his best following the heights of last summer. His departure has been a long time coming now, with his move to America agreed months ago, and yet emotions are still running high.

Things have never been simple for Insigne in Naples; the winger has always had a love-hate relationship with Aurelio De Laurentiis and this ultimately resulted in his failure to pen a contract renewal. This dichotomy was also shared with the fans, who both supported and jeered Insigne at different points throughout his time in the squad.

Despite the ups and downs, it’s impossible to suggest that Insigne doesn’t have both Napoli and Naples central to his heart, and it will be an emotional afternoon at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona for both him and the fans. The 30-year-old will give a speech after the match, a moment that may prove tear jerking for casual and diehard fans alike.

3 Comments

  1. tom

    this hack needs to say goodbye to Italy too, disaster headed to woke Canada

  2. tony

    @tom

    such an odd comment – he is now Napoli‘s 2nd all time top goal scorer, 4th on the list of appearances and won trophies along the way

    a LEGEND of the city

    and woke?

    WOKE?

  3. vik

    @Tony

    Very much so.. WOKE

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