According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Insigne’s agent and Italian football intermediary Andrea D’Amico met Di Cuollo in Naples. With the report even stating that the Napoli captain was also present at the meeting. As well as an executive from Toronto FC.
Insigne’s contract expires next summer. And as reported by CalcioMercato, Everton and Spurs are both keen on the Italian international. Another story from CalcioMercato claims that the winger could leave in January for €25m (£21.5m).
With the attacker one of Serie A’s top forwards, with Arrigo Sacchi labelling the attacker as ‘perfect’ via Bleacher Report, interest will be high in Insigne heading into January, and a move to MLS could be more realistic the more you delve into it.
As per Gazzetta dello Sport, America has been a country Insigne has also had an interest in playing in. Moreover, his agent had a role to play in Sebastien Giovinco moving from Juventus to Toronto, a transfer that saw the Italian forward return to the top of his game in a stunning spell in MLS.
Indeed, with the profile of the division ever-increasing, Insigne could well be the next big name to make the move across the Atlantic. Especially with multiple top MLS clubs having free Designated Player spots.
Everton and Spurs have to be wary of MLS interest in Insigne
At 30-years-old, Insigne could feel he has something to offer in Europe. However, with neither Everton nor Spurs competing in the UEFA Champions League, the attacker could be tempted to take a left-field venture and head to MLS in 2022.
After all, the quality of the American top-flight is the best it has ever been. And Insigne could well be up for a new challenge in MLS when his contract with Napoli expires next summer.