Toronto FC’s Federico Bernardeschi says many Serie A colleagues would like to give MLS a chance

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Toronto FC winger Federico Bernardeschi praised the Reds and MLS in an interview with an Italian newspaper The paper this week.

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Bernardeschi, who joined the TFC in the summer with his two compatriots, Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Criscito, has been criticized at home for leaving Europe and joining MLS for strictly financial reasons.

Insigne and Criscito have faced similar criticism, although all three say money was not the overriding factor in signing with Toronto. Bernardeschi signed a DP contract until 2026, worth $6.5 million per season. The native of Carrara certainly does not hesitate to refuse offers to stay in Europe.

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“I was greeted like a star and it was amazing,” Bernardeschi said. The paper (translated from Italian) of his short stay in Toronto. “An incredible climate. There is an enthusiasm here that you cannot even imagine in Europe and I too was amazed.

“Jealousy is a nasty beast, anyone who attacks me (for going to Toronto) wants to be here with me,” he continued. “You can’t even imagine how many colleagues from Serie A have called me because they want to come and play in MLS. Even the top players.

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