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Juventus confirms Sebastian Giovinco will join Toronto FC ahead of schedule

Sebastian Giovinco Juventus (Getty Images)


Sebastian Giovinco’s MLS adventure is set to begin even earlier than expected.

Juventus announced Monday that Giovinco will leave the club with immediate effect to join up with Toronto FC. The Italian forward was expected to join TFC this summer upon the conclusion of his contract, but 28-year-old will now arrive in time for the club’s preseason.

“Sebastian Giovinco has today ended his time in Turin and completed a move to MLS Soccer side Toronto FC,” the club said in a statement. “…His last appearance, a man-of-the-match display in the Bianconeri’s 6-1 Coppa Italia last 16 drubbing of Hellas Verona on 15 January at Juventus Stadium, ultimately proved to be a fitting send off for a player who has always held the black and white stripes dear to his heart.

“Everyone associated with Juventus Football Club would like to thank Seba for all his efforts and wish him every success for his new adventure in Canada.”

In total, Giovinco scored 20 goals in 130 appearances with the club, for whom he made his debut in 2008. TFC have not revealed exactly when Giovinco will arrive, or when he will be officially added to the roster. TFC likely will have to transfer Gilberto’s contract away from the club.

What do you think of Giovinco’s early move to MLS? How much will his early arrival benefit him and the club?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Huge deal for Toronto, we have all seen many cases where the second half of the year start is a travesty. Good luck NY and LA, it won’t help, but good luck.

  2. I would say TFC is more aggressive and willing to spend the money. This organization isn’t screwing around. I still say they’re gonna find a way to keep Gilberto…..can’t wait to see them destroy the Crew next month.

  3. nice work by TFC realizing the importance of having ALL players present for training camp. not sure why RBNY doesnt see the same with Miazga, especially since it looks like they’re going to be relying on him to play this year.

    how the RBNY brass can justify allowing him to train elsewhere is beyond me…..any suggestions?


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