Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has agreed on a deal to join MLS team Toronto FC when he leaves Napoli on a free transfer this June. The diminutive winger will sign a lucrative deal that will see him earn 13 million dollars per year and he will get a 5 million dollar signing bonus for five-and-a-half years. It should be announced on the 10th of January.
The 30-year-old joined the club in 2006 and graduated from their academy before joining the first-team fold. He went on some loans, notably the journey at Pescara alongside his international teammates Ciro Immobile and Marco Verratti. The Italian international has made 415 appearances for the Partenopei scoring 114 goals and assisting 91 more during his storied spell at the club. Insigne has won two Coppa Italias and one Supercoppa Italiana. He also won the Euro 2020 with Italy under Roberto Mancini. Insigne has 5 goals in 17 appearances for Napoli this season. There are question marks over his decision with a lot left in his tank, but he’ll join the MLS side this summer.
The move has also thrown his international career into limbo with Sebastian Giovinco already warning him of being frozen out of the National team. Others disagree and believe if he is performing at the top level, he should get his call-up.