Sebastian Giovinco, the soccer ball player from Toronto FC popularly referred to as the Italian Stallion, has decided to finally pitch its tent with Sampdoria. This is surely not the kind of news that Toronto FC fans look forward to hearing.
Every fan looks forward to watching Giovinco in today football match live as he returns to TFC. However, it seems the reunion with his team back in Toronto FC has to be put on hold as Giovinco returns to Serie A Italy soccer to join Sampdoria.
Who is Sebastian Giovinco?
It may seem a little petty asking about the person of Sebastian Giovinco because he definitely does not need any introduction. However, for the purpose of those that may not be conversant with the feat of the Olympic soccer player, it is worth introducing him. Born on January 26, 1987, the 35-year old Olympic soccer player is an Italian professional footballer.
He plays as a forward for Sampdoria, Seria A club. He started his professional football career with Juventus FC in 2006 and spent loan spells with other Italian clubs, such as Parma and Empoli. He signed up with Toronto FC in 2015 and became the highest paid soccer player in the league. Giovinch has won three trophies with his club, including the MLS Cup and Canadian Championships.
He also won the MLS Golden Boot, MLS MVP Award, MLS Newcomer of the Year, the George Gross Memorial Trophy for the most valuable player for the Canadian Championship. He also won the CONCACAF Champions League Golden Ball. He left the club as its all-time top goalscorer.
The Juventus FC fans’ favorite is a creative and quick player who was with Toronto FC for the most of the first part of the preseason camp of the Reds since he was called to train with the club. It was therefore a big surprise for fans looking forward to seeing him play in today football match live to hear that is going over to Sampdoria.
Many Toronto FC fans are looking forward to having him play with the club but the anticipation may have to be put on hold for a while. It surely made sense when Bill Manning mentioned during his press talk with The Toronto Sun that Sebastian Giovinco had revealed his plan to retire as a Red and compensations was no longer an issue.
Suffice to mention that money was a critical factor that had deterred both parties from finalizing a contract agreement earlier in this off-season. Since Giovinco had plans to retire with the red, fans are already anticipating seeing their favorite soccer star in today football match live.
However, things can pretty change fast. It was therefore a shock when Fabrizio Romano announced through his Twitter handle that Giovinco, the dream of many Portugal soccer fans, will be signing up with Sampdoria.
Highlights of Reactions from the Soccer Community on Giovinco Movement
According to sources from Toronto FC, Sebastian’s move came as a big surprise to the club. It is believed that the soccer player he has been preparing to continue pre-season with the Reds as they prepare to leave for q2 Stadium in Austin Texas for the second phase of their training camp. Toronto FC is currently in Toronto after their stint in California.
The team is also planning to travel to Austin for their training camp for some futsal moments. However, the news about Giovinco contract with Sampdoria came as a huge shock for fans expecting to see him in today football match live.
According to the Head Coach and Sporting Director, Bob Bradley, Sebastian resumed with a good mentality and although he had not played for a while, he still maintained his fitness. Bradley went on to say even though Sebastian fitness training was mainly to keep fit and look good, he was able to get into sports training immediately on his return.
He attributed the sharpness and general fitness that Giovinco displayed at his return to a combination of all fitness activities he engaged in both on and off the pitch with Nike mercurial superfly. He Bradley revealed that he is pleased with the way the Olympic soccer player has gone about training sessions.
He opined that Sebastian still maintains the qualities and agility that has made him special over the years and that the team is still trying to find the best situation. He went further that the association regularly talks when Olympic soccer players move on in their careers. According to him, the big question is what are the players looking for?
He also mentioned that he had a bit of talk with Giovinco sometimes ago but it seemed that he loves Toronto and the idea of what is going on with the club and its team. He thinks that there may still be something that fits Porto FC favorite and the Toronto FC team.
Unfortunately, it seems that TFC fans may not have the opportunity to watch the Olympic soccer player in today football match live again for a very long time. Sebastian Giovinco is set to join his new team in Sampdoria.
Highlights of Sebastian Giovinco Contract Agreement with Sampdoria
The contract deal between Giovinco and Sampdoria was said to have come quickly because Sampdoria is in urgent need of reinforcement following a serious injury sustained by striker Manolo Gabbiadini. The Italian club is currently in the middle of a relegation battle that they cannot afford to slack on.
They are currently five point of the danger zone but they need to reinforce as they hope to stay in the upcoming Serie A. According to reports, Giovinco already signed a 6-month contract with Sampdoria. This contract will last until the end of the season.
If this deal pulls through, it means that the chance of Giovinco returning to Toronto FC in the summer remains on the table. However, it may be too early to speculate as to whether or not Sebastian’s agreement with Sampdoria will come to fruition.