After agreeing to join Toronto FC on a free transfer from Napoli, Lorenzo Insigne will become the highest paid Major League Soccer player ever. He will reportedly make $15 million (£11 million) each year, surpassing Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s $7.2 million wage with the LA Galaxy.
Last July, the 30-year-old was a member of the Italy team that won Euro 2020 after defeating England on penalties.
“This is a momentous and wonderful day for our team,” stated Bill Manning, president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. “Lorenzo is a world-class attacking midfielder in his prime. During his club career with Napoli, he was a European champion and has performed on the highest platforms.”
Insigne has signed a pre-contract agreement with Toronto and will join on a four-year contract in July once the Serie A season has finished. He joined Napoli as a 15-year-old, scored 114 goals in 416 appearances and has been club captain since 2019.
Source: BBC Sport