Sebastian Giovinco leaves MLS and joins Al-Hilal

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Sebastian Giovinco

The Major League Soccer has lost one of its stars as Toronto FC have confirmed that Sebastian Giovinco has completed a transfer to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal. The 32-year-old Italian joined Toronto in 2015 from Juventus and became one of the stars in the MLS, playing 142 games and scoring 83 goals.

Giovinco was one of Toronto’s key players in their successful 2017 season, claiming the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup in 2017, while he was named the MLS MVP in 2015. “I’d like to thank the fans and my team-mates for four special years playing for Toronto FC,” Giovinco said in a statement. “I’d also like to thank the club for helping me as I transition into the next phase of my career.”

Toronto president Bill Manning hailed the Italian playmaker. “This was an extremely emotional transaction for our club. We’d like to thank Seba for all he did for TFC during his time with the club,” he said. “He leaves Toronto as the greatest player in club history. We wish Seba and his family nothing but the best as he begins a new chapter”

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