Napoli’s Insigne to join Toronto, Watford sign left-back Kamara

The Napoli and Italy forward, Lorenzo Insigne, has agreed a deal to join the MLS club Toronto FC this summer.

The 30-year-old has been given a five-and-a-half year contract with the Canadian club, ending in December 2027, and is set to join them as a free agent when his Napoli contract expires at the end of this season.

The deal is said to include a basic wage of €11m a season, with another €5m in potential add-ons, and will be signed and officially announced this week. Capturing Insigne is a huge coup for Toronto, who finished second-bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference last season, with just six wins from 34 matches.

Having been on the books at the Italian club since 2006, Insigne made his first-team debut in 2010 and has become a mainstay of Napoli’s attack alongside Dries Mertens, making 264 Serie A appearances and scoring 89 league goals. He was made club captain following Marek Hamsik’s departure in 2019 and his own exit from the club is sure to disappoint many fans of the Partenopei.

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