From Canada, however, there is a rumor that the president of Toronto, Bill Manning, has postponed his trip to Italy because he would have contracted Covid. Now we will have to wait a few more days for the decisive meeting with the player’s agent, Vincenzo Pisacane, scheduled for Friday or Saturday at the latest in Milan. The parties have been in contact for some time and – after an initial offer rejected by Insigne – Manning has returned to office, significantly raising the offer. Now there is the willingness to sign and as soon as the final meeting takes place, the contracts can be definitively drawn up.
The figures that emerge from the entourage of the same player are mind-boggling. There is talk of over 11 million euros net per season plus about 4 of bonuses, with an annual salary that could reach 15 million euros. Triple what the Frattamaggiore striker currently perceives at Napoli. When drawing up the contracts – since there is a salary cap in MLS – it will be understood how this engagement will be divided and whether sponsors and other factors will enter into the support. Yes, because even in the rich world of soccer such figures have never been paid. Currently the “richest” is the Mexican Carlos Vela who in Los Angeles FC receives a salary of just over 5 million euros. In third place in this ranking – made official every year by the same MLS – is the old acquaintance Gonzalo Higuain, of Inter Miami with 4.77 million euros. And even the greats of the past have reached high figures in MLS, but not like those which are whispered for Insigne. Ibrahimovic, Kakà, the Italian footballer Giovinco and David Beckham have exceeded the net salary of 6 million euros. With the exception, above all, of the English “SpyBoy” who, with advertising contracts obtained in the States, by far exceeded a double-digit salary of millions. But the salary cup stopped at six milion the maximum.