Toronto FC agrees to sell Giovinco to Saudi Arabian club

Jan 31 2019, 2:08 am

Sebastian Giovinco is leaving Toronto FC.

TFC’s biggest star is heading to Saudi Arabia, according to a report TSN soccer insider Kristian Jack, which has since been confirmed by Sportsnet.

Toronto will receive a transfer fee in the neighbourhood of $2-3 million from Al-Hilal, according to Jack.

One of the biggest stars in MLS since he arrived to Toronto in 2015, Giovinco helped elevate TFC into a championship-winning club in 2017. The Italian striker has 68 career goals in 114 regular season games in MLS, all with Toronto.

Rumours of a potential transfer had made the rounds recently, as Giovinco was in the final year of a five-year contract. The 32-year-old was the highest-paid player in MLS in 2018, making over $7 million.

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