Toronto FC Set to Have Reunion Talks with Forward Sebastian Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco with Toronto
Sebastian Giovinco with Toronto. Photo by Tim Bouwer/Isi/REX/Shutterstock

Toronto FC still haven’t ruled out the possibility of bringing back Italian forward Sebastian Giovinco. According to a recent report by Toronto Sun, the two sides will meet again at some point this week and test the waters on a possible reunion.

Currently, the only issue that is stopping Giovinco from donning Toronto’s jersey once again is money. It is believed that the 34-year-old will have to be open to a significant pay cut if there is a chance for the move to materialize.

Sebastian Giovinco previously played for Toronto between 2015 and 2018, establishing himself as one of the best players in MLS history. He scored 83 goals in 142 games for the club while helping them win MLS Cup in 2017. Among his individual accolades are four MLS All-Star appearances, three MLS Best XI nods, and MLS MVP Award from 2015.

Giovinco parted ways with Toronto at the end of the 2018 season and joined Al-Hilal for an undisclosed transfer fee. In three seasons with the Saudi Arabia side, he played 83 games and contributed with 16 goals. He left the club after his contract expired in the summer and has been a free agent since.

Toronto already approached Giovinco several months ago, but the talks went nowhere as the MLS side wasn’t ready to meet the player’s contract demands.