Lorenzo Insigne is reportedly set for a move to FC Toronto, after recently being linked with a move to Wolves.
The Euro 2020 winner’s contract with Napoli expires at the end of the season.
The diminutive winger has been unable to agree an extension with his boyhood club, and it seems he is now bound for the MLS.
It seems FC Toronto are willing to offer him a fairly lucrative financial package. Fabrizio Romano has reported he’ll get €11 million per season (£9.2 million) as a guaranteed salary.
He can then earn a further €4.5 million (£3.8 million) in add-ons linked to personal goals/targets. The contract will be for five-and-a-half years.
Talks between the player and the club are continuing.
The development comes after Wolves were linked with a move for Insigne in September.
The club were said to be monitoring the 30-year-old’s situation.
An exit does now appear to be on the cards for Insigne.
Lorenzo Insigne’s proposed move to Toronto is a shame
It is slightly disappointing to see a player of Insigne’s quality making a move to the MLS at this point in his career.
Earlier this year he played a key role in Italy’s triumph at Euro 2020, and he has been in fine fettle for Napoli in 2021/22.
He could surely continue playing in a European top five league for a little while longer, and he would have made an absolutely fantastic (and admittedly unlikely) addition for Wolves.
Ultimately, it looks as though he’ll join Toronto. Who can really blame him given the finances that have been reported.
Wolves surely wouldn’t have been able to offer such a salary.