Eyeing Serie A Return, Lorenzo Insigne Rejected by Fiorentina Due to Huge Salary – “Absolutely Not a Possibility”

Published 01/07/2024, 2:19 AM EST

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Another tantalizing transfer saga is unfolding as whispers of the potential return of Lorenzo Insigne echo across Italy. The latest club in the mix, Fiorentina, seemed poised to orchestrate a move for the former Napoli star. However, in a surprising turn of events, Fiorentina officials have unequivocally dismissed all kinds of notions of Insigne gracing the La Viola jersey. While Major League Soccer promised a new chapter in the Toronto FC forward’s life, whispers of a Serie A return never truly faded.

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However, with Lorenzo Insigne’s considerably high wages, his return to Italy hangs in balance, as the Fiorentina official claimed it as ‘impossible’.

Fiorentina are ‘ready to intervene’ but not for Lorenzo Insigne

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As the anticipation grew ahead of Fiorentina’s Serie A clash against Sassuolo, Director Joe Barone addressed the media ahead of the game. As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, the Fiorentina official replied to the swirling transfer rumors with a sense of finality. In an impactful statement, Barone quashed all the speculations surrounding Lorenzo Insigne. There are many names, but Insigne is absolutely not a possibility. Insigne plays for Toronto, this is not reality,” Barone claimed. Further, he expressed his belief in the current Fiorentina squad.

He hinted at further transfer market activity, and if there was a possibility of transfers. “We must also remember that we have a squad doing very well. We have some requirements and are ready to intervene, but we will see,” Barone added. This resolute denial from Joe Barone and Fiorentina now raises questions about the validity of the initial reports linking Lorenzo Insigne to Fiorentina.

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The financial intricacies seem to be a stumbling barrier in Insigne’s triumphant return to Serie A. Although Fiorentina’s interest in the 32-year-old Italian winger is genuine, his reported $14 million wage stands as a formidable obstacle. Lorenzo Insigne has been rumored to consider a pay cut as well to facilitate a move away from Toronto FC.

Fiorentina, currently enjoying a stellar Serie A campaign and eyeing a coveted UEFA Champions League spot, will be looking forward to strengthening the squad. It’ll be interesting to see if the club jumps into the transfer market, after rejecting Lorenzo Insigne.

Insigne’s Napoli yearning

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The allure of returning to Serie A is also resonating from Lorenzo Insigne’s unfulfilled dream to rejoin Napoli. The former Naples star met with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis recently while attending a Serie A game. Insigne expressed his true sentiments after the match, and stated, “My dream was to stay at Napoli for life. That is not what happened, but I always carry Napoli in my heart; it is my home. I wanted to stay for longer, but it went the way it went.”

As the January transfer window opens, his desire to return to Italy has sparked transfer buzz among fans. Whether it’ll be Fiorentina or Napoli, only time will tell if these clubs make a move for the Italian star. The saga promises intrigue, drama, and maybe a resolution that could reunite Insigne’s flair with Serie A.

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Sahil Sharma

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I am Sahil Sharma, a dedicated soccer writer with a profound commitment to the beautiful game. My journey as a soccer enthusiast dates back to my childhood, but it was in 2014, when Real Madrid clinched their historic 10th UEFA Champions League title, the famed La Decima, that my passion for the sport truly ignited. That momentous triumph transformed me into an ardent Madridista.
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