SEBASTIAN GIOVINCO: Juventus forward set for summer move to Toronto

Canadian and Italian media have reported that Sebastian Giovinco is set to make a surprise move from Juventus, to Canadian side, Toronto. 

The 27-year-old striker has been used on a sporadic basis by recently appointed manager, Massimiliano Allegri, at Juventus this season, and has only featured 13 times for the Serie A title holders in the process. 

Giovinco, whose current contract at the Turin club expires in the summer, has reportedly penned a four-year at Toronto, worth around $7 million (£4.6m) per-year. The Italian international will become the second highest player in the League, with only Brazilian midfielder Kaka, of Orlando City, only earning more.

However, the Canadian side could seek to land Giovinco earlier than planned, with the new MLS season starting in March. 

Any potential deal for the Azzurri regular would be seen as a major coup for a league which is growing on a rapid basis, with the likes of Frank Lampard and David Villa both also set to play in the league in 2015. 

The news of a proposed move will come as a bitter blow for  the Premier League trio of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, who were all previously keen on him.

Toronto have already confirmed the signing of United States international, Jozy Altidore, who completed his swap deal from Sunderland last week, with Jermaine Defore heading to Wearside in a £14 million deal. 

by Ben Reardon


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