Among other official football transfer news today, Toronto FC have confirmed the signing of Lorenzo Insigne from Napoli.
Insigne will join the MLS outfit on a free transfer from July 1, 2022, having signed a four-year contract.
GOAL reported on January 4 that the 30-year-old will earn €11.5 million (£9m/$13m) a year at Toronto, not including bonuses. As we covered about the imminent football transfer, Toronto initially wanted to tie the Italian winger to a five-year deal.
Toronto FC Have Confirmed the Signing of Lorenzo Insigne from Napoli
Toronto coach and sporting director Bob Bradley told the club’s website about the inbound Napoli captain.
“We are all looking forward to having Lorenzo join us this summer. His ability to create chances for himself and his team-mates is special,” Bradley said about Lorenzo Insigne.
“Having watched him for many years, I also know he’s also a player who works for the team. Lorenzo is the kind of player you come to watch, because there’s always a chance he’ll do something unforgettable.”
President Bill Manning added: “This is a historic and exciting day for our club. Lorenzo is a world-class attacking player in the prime of his career. He was a European champion with Italy and has performed on the biggest stages during his club career with Napoli.
“Lorenzo has the talent to change games. He plays the game with joy and passion, and our fans and supporters are going to love watching him as a member of our team.”