Lima, January 11, 2022Updated on 01/11/2022 06:38 pm
At just 30 years old, Lorenzo Insigne will cross the pond: he will leave Italy and go to Canada. A few days ago, the forward signed a contract with Toronto FC, of Major League Soccer, and will leave Napoli, the Serie A team where he made his professional debut in 2009 and to which he belonged for the last decade.
After the surprising operation was carried out, the president of the North American entity, Bill Manning, came out in the last hours to tell about everything he did to convince the recent winner of the Eurocup with the ‘Nazionale’ jacket. The manager revealed an unusual detail that is related to a search on the Transfermarkt website.
“Last summer I went to Transfermarkt and consulted the list of the Italian team that had just won the Eurocup to see which players were ending their contract. And Lorenzo Insigne was one of the few who were about to terminate the contract, “confessed the top leader in relation to the investigation he did on the German portal.
Then, Manning saw that the gunner only had an agreement with the Neapolitans until June 2022 and, as there were no movements of any to expand the agreement, the president of Toronto FC worked on making the first contacts to incorporate one of the most important players. Calcium highlights.
“After looking at the list, I started to write down the players that I identified as world class and that I thought would have value in the market and Lorenzo Insigne was the first name on that list. He will be a player that people will want to come to see at the stadium, ”said the head of the Canadians.
Insigne will earn $ 15 million per season with Toronto FC, which will be managed from the following season by Bob Bradley, the United States coach at the South Africa 2010 World Cup. Also, the European footballer will only join his new club on 1 July, the day after ending the link with the whole of southern Italy.
“Lorenzo’s ability to create opportunities for himself and his teammates is special. He is a player who plays for the team and you always want to go see because he always has opportunities to do unforgettable things, “said coach Bradley about his new reinforcement, who will arrive at the club late in the season.