El Pais: “Napoli is in turmoil because of the farewell to Insigne, Maradona’s successor in the hearts of the fans”
The Spanish newspaper devoted half a page to the departure of Lorenzo, who is known as a football star. He will earn twice as much as Beckham. Doubts about stability in icy Toronto
DB Torino 01/06/2022 – Serie A Championship / Juventus-Napoli / Image by Daniele Bova / Image Sport Pictured: Lorenzo Insigne
El Paìs devoted half a page to Insigne’s passing to the Toronto Football Club who – immediately remembered by the Spanish newspaper – finished last season in the penultimate place in the MLS Eastern Conference, the US Championship. The title of the article is nothing short of emphatic: “A soccer star in Toronto.” Journalist – Diego Torres – should highly appreciate Insigne, describing him as “the most creative player in the Italian national team that won the last European Championship”.
El Paìs writes, drawing on traditional biblical clichés, that “Naples is in turmoil” (we translate to cramping). He even described him as Maradona’s successor.
Few football environments border on where the sacred and the profane are tempered. Maradona’s successor in the place occupied by the idols most beloved by the most legendary fan of Italy, young Insigne (1.63 m) is about to end his relationship in a tragic way that fuels the history of his community.
El Paìs reported on the signing at the hotel in Rome, the contractual dispute with De Laurentiis, which sets the renewal proposal worth three million net 50% reduction compared to the previous contract which
In recent years, he has established him as the highest paid Italian footballer.
Reporting Gazzetta dello Sport numbers:
15 million euros net for each of the four seasons he will play in Toronto, taking into account salary and advertising contracts. If so, the amount would double the base salary LA Galaxy’s David Beckham had in his pocket in 2007. “Lorenzo is a world-class striker at the height of his career,” said Manning (Toronto president, editor). “Play with joy and passion and our fans will fall in love to see him join our team.”
And the Spanish newspaper expressed doubts about Insigne’s place in the “Icy Toronto”.
Finally, the national team.
His move will force the coach, Roberto Mancini, to seriously review the national team’s structure should it qualify for the World Cup.
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