Lorenzo Insigne

Toronto FC shocks soccer world with signing of Italian star Lorenzo Insigne

Just in time to brighten up a miserable week for Torontonians, according to a report in the Guardian, Italian soccer star Lorenzo Insigne has agreed to a deal with Toronto FC and will join the hometown side this summer.

The 30-year-old Italian star has spent his entire career with the club Napoli, and led the Azzuri to a European Championship in 2020.

The Guardian is reporting that Insigne has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract that will pay him €11 million per season with bonuses.

It is a huge deal for the Toronto MLS squad that finished near the bottom of the table last season winning just six times. Although he is not the first Italian star to hop the pond to play in the MLS, he is a bonafide superstar with some fuel still left in the tank that should provide an instant and lasting impact.

Toronto FC also has success when it signed another Italian player, Sebastian Giovinco, who still leads the team in all-time goals scored.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Toronto FC will make an official announcement on Monday. Fingers crossed.

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