“Badge will not be invisible in Major League Soccer” – Toronto Intermediate
The deal between Toronto FC and Lorenzo Insigne is imminent and should be confirmed in the coming days. The Italy playmaker is expected to arrive in Major League Soccer in July as a free agent after failing to sign a contract extension with Serie A side Napoli.
“Working for Toronto FC as a representative was very difficult to keep this all under wraps,” intermediary Andrea D’Amico told Radio Marte. “Toronto certainly won’t have Insigne in January, the move has always been meant to be for July. Now Lorenzo is focused on the season with Napoli. I don’t find anything strange about that, it’s a job. “
Insignia will continue to play for Italy
With Insigne’s move to MLS, many believe Italian national team coach Roberto Mancini won’t call him for 2022 World Cup because when Sebastian Giovinco moved to Toronto, he became “invisible”. Even though he was named the league’s MVP, won the Golden Shoe and won the MLS Cup.
But according to D’Amico, the middleman who worked on the Insigne transfer to Toronto, said the 30-year-old will arrive in July and will continue to be a key player for the national team. According to the latest report, Insigne signed his new contract on Tuesday in a hotel in Rome.
“Insigne is the captain of Napoli and won the European Championship just a few months ago,” D’Amico replied. “People in sports have short memories. I don’t think he risks becoming invisible to Italy. It’s an important experience for him, in an increasingly competitive league. They will host the World Cup there in 2026 and Italy may well end up staying in Toronto for logistical reasons in this tournament, while eight or nine Italian clubs are now owned by US and Canadian companies.. “