Lorenzo Insigne will become the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer history after signing a four-year contract with Toronto FC worth $ 13 million per season. The 30-year-old will join the Canadian team as a free agent in July after his contract with Napoli expires.
“With his credentials, where he’s at in his career, the type of personality he is – he was the right guy.”#TFCLive
– Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) January 11, 2022
How did Toronto find Insigne?
Toronto president Bill Manning has confirmed that he used the Transfermarkt website to find out that Insigne would become a free agent this year. The Italian playmaker will leave his childhood club Napoli after 16 years to continue his career in the American professional football league.
“I researched in the Italian national team which players were leaving contract and Lorenzo Insigne was one of the few players to leave contractHe told the Toronto Sun. “I started noting players that I thought were world class that I thought would have business value in this market.
“I then presented the MLSE board of directors with a five year vision of what we need to do to reinvigorate our club. And Lorenzo Insigne was the first name on this list,He added. Transfermarkt is a website that gives you exceptional details on players’ contracts, market value, injuries and performance throughout their careers, among other statistics.
Newly appointed coach Bob Bradley was thrilled with Insigne signing his first season with Toronto in MLS: “We are all looking forward to Lorenzo joining us this summer. His ability to create opportunities for himself and his teammates is special. “