Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne has sparked rumours of his joining MLS club Toronto FC next summer, to Sebastian Giovinco’s alarm. In Giovinco’s response, amid latest football transfer news, the former Toronto FC star has sent a transfer warning to Insigne.
Napoli faithful Lorenzo Insigne initially broke into Serie A outfit’s first team as a teenager in 2010. And ever since, Insigne has spent his entire career to date on Napoli’s books.
However, the 30-year-old, who helped Italy secure their second European Championship crown in the summer, is seeing his contract expiring. He only has six months left on his current contract and Toronto are reportedly trying to secure his services on a free transfer.
Meanwhile, while in his prime, Sebastian Giovinco took the decision to leave Serie A giants Juventus and join MLS instead.
This was the right decision, as we saw him ultimately enjoying great success with Toronto FC between 2015 and 2019.
The former Italy international hit 83 goals to become the club’s all-time scorer. In this duration, he also got his hands on an MLS Cup and MVP award.
The 34-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Al-Hilal in August, though.
Former Toronto FC Star Has Sent a Transfer Warning to Insigne
However, Toronto veteran Sebastian Giovinco has now urged Lorenzo Insigne to think carefully before following in his footsteps to MLS.
Asked whether a move to Canada is a good opportunity for his compatriot, Giovinco told Corriere dello Sport: “It depends on what you want. Personally, I felt comfortable on a human level and I found a city where life is easy.
“On a professional level you have to consider disappearing from the radar. I lost the national team, I lost visibility.
“If you are willing to give up on these things, it is an experience that I recommend to everyone.”
Giovinco added on the likelihood of a deal finalizing: “Here [in Toronto] they are really sure that it is done. They are waiting for him in March.
“But it seems strange to me because he is the captain of Napoli and I do not think he will give up a team fighting for the title like this.”