Ex-Juventus player set to continue his career in Saudi Arabia
- Sebastian Giovinco, a product of Juventus youth system joins Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia
- He spent his last 4 years playing for Toronto
- Al-Hilal have reportedly paid $2-3m for the 32-year-old player
Toronto FC have officially confirmed selling the product of Juventus youth Academy to Saudi Arabi club, Al-Hilal who will allegedly dish out around $2-3m for the 32-year-old.
The player himself seems to be brimming with enthusiasm at being handed unique career boost:
“I’d like to thank the fans and my teammates for four special years playing for Toronto FC,” said the 32-year-old.
“I’d also like to thank the club for helping me as I transition into the next phase of my career.”
Toronto FC general manager Ali Curtis added: “Seba is any GM’s dream. Coming into the organization, I was really excited to work with him and get to know him as a person and as a player.
“I believe in consistency, so this transfer hits hard in a lot of places. I have so much respect for Sebastian as a player and what he has meant to the organization. His departure presents both challenges and opportunities.
“Obviously, replacing a player like Sebastian is difficult, but we are working diligently and are confident that we will be adding a new Designated Player in the near future who will be an exciting addition to our team.”
Toronto FC President Bill Manning concluded: “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 gave our fans many thrilling moments during his four years, especially during our championship season in 2017.
“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.”
Giovinco joined the Canadian club from Juventus in January 2015. He managed to become Toronto's all-time leading scorer across all competitions with 83 goals in 142 outings.