Tottenham Hotspur are still keen to face Inter Milan for Lorenzo Insigne, despite Toronto FC making the Napoli winger a significant contract offer for a free transfer next summer.
This is according to 90min, which reports that Spurs remain interested in the Italian striker, whose agreement with Azzurri expires in June. The Premier League side have been on the winger’s situation for some time, but are now lagging behind Bob Bradley’s Major League Soccer franchise for a deal.
Inter Milan, likewise, admire what Insigne can bring to the San Siro if he manages to keep him in Serie A. The 30-year-old has so far spent his entire career at Napoli after joining his club. native in his youth. He is also their captain and has also made 415 appearances.
But Insigne appears to be linked with MLS and a free transfer to Toronto once his contract with Napoli expires in June. Sky Italia reports that the Reds have offered him a huge five-year contract for a season of 11.5million euros (Â£ 186,000 per year). He can also earn an additional 4.5million euros (Â£ 3.8million) through bonuses.
Toronto’s proposal blows up the new deal suggested by Napoli, having offered just â¬ 3.5million per season (Â£ 56,000 per week) and â¬ 1.5million (Â£ 1.2million ). Insigne’s membership would also see the winner of Euro 2020 become the highest-paid player in MLS history.
Tottenham Target Badge awaiting European offers, despite Toronto proposal
Yet despite Toronto’s gigantic offer, Insigne’s agent is still waiting for European offers to materialize given Tottenham and Inter Milan’s interest in a transfer for the Napoli Dynamo.
However, no club is likely to meet the conditions the Reds put down to move the forward to BMO Field. Calciomercato.it also reports that no team has yet made a rival offer to Insigne.
So, unless Daniel Levy wants to make Neapolitan maestro Insigne – who turns 31 in June – one of Tottenham’s highest-paid players, Toronto is likely to win the free transfer race.
Toronto would no doubt be delighted to beat Tottenham, Inter Milan and Napoli and get the Insignia signing on paper as well. He lit up Euro 2020 and has since scored four goals and five assists in 15 Serie A appearances. He also scored 19 goals in 35 last season.
âInsigne is a bit of a livewire,â Arsenal hero Ray Parlor said of Insigne on talkSPORT (06:53, 07/09/21). âHe scored a great goal against Belgium. Insigne is a real livewire. He gets on the ball, he runs towards you, he’s an excellent little player.