Toronto FC is definitely going for it all this year and just so there's no doubt about it, Lorenzo Insigne's salary upon his arrival in the league was revealed. Will it be the highest in MLS?
It would not be for less since his signing broke the winter transfer market, even though the player would come to play until the summer with the Red Bulls.
His signing has provoked all kinds of reactions, from the euphoria of the club's fans to know that an important player from Europe will come to reinforce their club, to the criticism of some of his compatriots.
However, the move is done and one question remains about his arrival in Major League Soccer.
How much will Lorenzo Insigne earn in MLS?
The 30-year-old striker, a starter for the Italian national team and Napoli, will be paid just over $12 million per year per season at Toronto FC.
Only with that amount of money was it possible to get the Italian player out of Napoli, the club where he currently plays and where he has not had such a good time lately.
In addition to what the player will earn per season, the media revealed that Insigne will earn a little more than 4.5 million dollars in bonuses, which brings his salary to almost 15 million dollars.
A record figure for Major League Soccer, a circuit in which only franchise players are allowed to exceed the salary cap.
This transfer is a historic event for MLS
Although stars such as David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, or the most recent case of Gonzalo Higuaín have played in this league, this will be the first time that a player in his prime will play in North American soccer.
For the time being, Insigne will continue to play for Napoli, as the team is playing in the Europa League and is currently competing for the Scudetto, the highest glory in Italy's Serie A.
It seems that the growth of MLS is unstoppable and with this transfer they can even get out of the shadow of Liga MX.
Insigne's salary, the highest in MLS?
Due to his arrival in Major League Soccer and the salary of more than 12 million that Toronto FC offered to pay Insigne, he will now be the highest-paid player in the league.
Before his arrival, the highest-paid player in the league was Mexico's Carlos Vela, who earned more than six million dollars a year.
And in second place was another Mexican, Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, who earns six million dollars a year.
In third place was Gonzalo Higuaín, whose pay per season is just over five million dollars per season.
But it seems that the arrival of Lorenzo Insigne with his more than 12 million dollars per season is going to change the top of the highest-paid players in the tournament.