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Sebastian Giovinco 'delighted' at Toronto FC and has no plans to leave

Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco has said he does not miss life in Serie A and is enjoying his football in MLS, where he says his form attracted a "small approach" from Barcelona.

Italy international Giovinco, 28, moved to Toronto from Juventus last year, signing a five-year contract.

He has scored 22 goals in 34 appearances for the club and said that although he would not rule out a return to Europe, he was enjoying life in Toronto.

"I'm very happy with the choice I made," Giovinco told SportItalia. "Juventus? I miss it, but I made the choice and I'm delighted.

Sebastian Giovinco
Sebastian Giovinco has been in a rich vein of form since joining Toronto.

"I knew MLS was a growing league, and I wanted a change of lifestyle. Serie A? For now I don't miss it -- we'll see in a couple of years -- but at the moment I'm happy.

"I don't know what will happen in the future -- you can never say never in football.

"Football in MLS is growing, and in five or six years it will be an even more important league."

He said his goal-scoring record at Toronto had attracted "a small approach" from Barcelona, adding: "I didn't believe it myself.

"It was true though, even if there was nothing concrete. A small approach, shall we say."


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