MLS 2022: Ranking the top five Designated Player signings including Lorenzo Insigne and Douglas Costa
A new MLS season means a boatload of new talent for the league to show off with action getting underway this weekend. While there were some key departures like Ricardo Pepi, Daryl Dike, Kevin Paredes, Tajon Buchanan and Eduard Atuesta, teams have managed to reload and on paper improve, with a mixture of established European stars or ex-European stars and more top-level prospects from South America.
MLS 2022: Toronto FC's Lorenzo Insigne signing alone won't be enough to help improve the team this year
Winds of change are blowing through Canada after a season during which Toronto FC finished 13th in the Eastern Conference with only six wins and a negative 27 goal difference. Their 66 goals allowed were the second-worst in the league better than only FC Cincinnati -- not the best of company for a team that expects to compete for MLS Cup each year.
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Dries Mertens believes Napoli fans should 'always thank' Lorenzo Insigne for his contributions to the club, despite agreeing a summer transfer to Toronto FC. Insigne put pen to paper on a shock move to Canada earlier this month which will see him depart Napoli after a 16-year association with the club when his contract expires in the summer.
We all have our own little tactics when it comes to signing players in Football Manager 2022, but what if I told you that those tactics have started to bleed into real-world football?. Well, that's very much the case with Toronto FC president Bill Manning confirming that the club used...
Well, it’s finally happening. Lorenzo Insigne is destined to be a Toronto FC player with an average reported salary of $15m per season. This is one of the biggest signings in league history, rivalling the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlos Vela, Andrea Pirlo, and the numerous other European stars that have come to MLS from Europe near the end of their careers.
Lorenzo Insigne is the latest European soccer player to make the jump to Major League Soccer after agreeing to a sensational deal with Toronto FC on Saturday. “Toronto FC announced today that Italian international winger Lorenzo Insigne has signed a pre-contract to join the club on a four-year deal to begin on July 1, 2022. He will be added to the roster as a Designated Player”, an official statement on FC Toronto website confirmed.
Toronto FC will sign Lorenzo Insigne from Serie A side Napoli in the summer, the Major League Soccer club said on Saturday. Insigne has signed a four-year deal and will be added to the squad's roster as a designated player, pending receipt of his international transfer certificate. The move is...
A day after signing a landmark four-year deal with Toronto FC, Lorenzo Insigne went down with an apparent lower-body injury as he was subbed off in the 29th-minute of Napoli's 1-0 win over Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday. Insigne, 30, will join TFC on July 1 after completing his...
After a season during which Toronto FC finished second to last in the Eastern Conference, the winds of change are blowing through the Six. Bob Bradley, after leaving LAFC, is back in as coach and sporting director meaning that he will be responsible for everything from the roster decisions to the lineup. As Toronto figures out what to do with their designated player spots, they've started by signing Italian international Lorenzo Insigne from Napoli with him joining during the summer transfer window.
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Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne will become the highest paid Major League Soccer player ever after agreeing to join Toronto FC on a free transfer. He will earn a reported $15m (£11m) per year, beating Zlatan Ibrahimovic's $7.2m salary at LA Galaxy. The 30-year-old was part of the Italy side that...
Major League Soccer has a new superstar. Lorenzo Insigne rubber-stamped his remarkable transfer to Toronto FC on Saturday, signing a four-year contract reportedly worth an MLS record €11.5 million per season before bonuses. The Italian winger's TFC spell will begin July 1 following the expiration of his Napoli deal.
Italy winger Lorenzo Insigne will end his 15-year association with Napoli at the end of the season after signing a pre-contract agreement with Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. Insigne will join Toronto on a four-year deal starting July 1, the team said Saturday. The 30-year-old Insigne, one of Italy's...
Lorenzo Insigne will wrap up his storied time at Napoli this summer before joining TFC as MLS's highest-paid player ever.