Lazio’s Immobile Contributed to Lorenzo Insigne’s Decision to Leave Napoli for Toronto FC

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile played a role in Lorenzo Insigne’s shock decision to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC on a free transfer in the summer.

As reported by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio (via NoiBiancocelesti) recently, the 30-year-old Insigne will sign for the Canadian club on a free transfer on July 1st, making his move to the MLS official.

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He will have a new house in Canada and another in New York, together with his friend Immobile; this is how Insigne came in contact with Lino Di Cuollo, former vice-president of the American Football League and Toronto FC consultant, as Immobile recommended him for a real estate investment. Everything initially started for reasons unrelated to football.

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Toronto’s mega offer convinced Insigne and he decided to accept the challenge, especially considering Napoli‘s relatively disappointing contract renewal offers.

The Lazio star and Insigne are longtime friends, having played together at Pescara in the 2011/12 season.

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