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Friday May 8 2020
Benevento plotting Giovinco return?

Al-Hilal Riyadh forward Sebastian Giovinco has been linked with a return to Italy and Serie B leaders Benevento.

The former Juventus and Parma forward moved to Saudi Arabia in January 2019, after having spent four years with Toronto FC in the MLS, and could head back to Italy after one and a half season in the Saudi Professional League.

Journalist Nicolò Schira claims Beneveto are working to bring him back to Serie A, as the Streghe currently sit 20 points clear at the top in Serie B.

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Saturday April 18 2020
Vasco da Gama court Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco is reportedly ready to leave Al-Hilal for a new exotic location with Brazilian side Vasco da Gama.

The Atomic Ant is still only 33 years old and has been with Al-Hilal in Riyadh since January 2019.

He has been linked with a return to Italy for Parma, but La Gazzetta dello Sport instead point to an intriguing proposal from Brazil.

According to the report, Giovinco has been offered a two-year contract worth €6m to represent Vasco da Gama.

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Sunday March 22 2020
Giovinco: 'I want Azzurri return'

Former Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco says he would like to return to Serie A and play for the Azzurri once again. “The only way back to the national side is to return to Italy and do something great.”

Giovinco hasn’t played in Italy since leaving Juventus nearly five years ago.

In the summer of 2015 he joined Toronto FC and stayed for three years, before joining current side Al Hilal in 2019.

Giovinco spoke to website Cronachedispogliatoio.It about his career.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Giovinco: 'Always play Juve trio'

Al Hilal striker Sebastian Giovinco insists Juventus should always play Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain together. “It’s the others who have to worry.”

Maurizio Sarri was initially hesitant to start the trio, but has done so in the last two consecutive games, winning both against Udinese and Sampdoria.

“They should always play together. As I like football. It’s the other teams who have to worry about them,” Giovinco told Il Corriere dello Sport.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Giovinco: 'Expect great Juve-Lazio'

Sebastian Giovinco is looking forward to watching Juventus-Lazio for the Italian Super Cup tomorrow and is "not surprised" Gigi Buffon is still going strong.

Giovinco played for The Old Lady from 2008-10 and again from 2012-15 before leaving for Toronto FC.

He then left the Canadian side at the beginning of 2019 to join Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal, where he won the Asian Champions League.

Speaking to the Corriere dello Sport, Giovinco says he expects a great final between Juve and Lazio in Riyadh on Sunday.

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Wednesday April 24 2019
Giovinco joins exclusive club

Sebastian Giovinco has joined an exclusive group of players to have scored in three elite club competitions.

Giovinco scored the winning goal for Al-Hilal as the Saudi side defeated Esteghlal FC 1-0 in the AFC Champions League group stage on Tuesday.

He netted in last year’s CONCACAF Champions League Final, when Toronto FC lost to Mexican club Guadalajara on penalties after they drew 3-3 on aggregate over two legs.

The 32-year-old, who only joined Al-Hilal in January, managed a total of four goals for Toronto in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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Thursday February 21 2019
Giovinco: Not at Al-Hilal for money

Sebastian Giovinco insists he joined Al-Hilal to become the first player to ‘win Leagues in Europe, the US and Saudi Arabia’ and still has Italy in his sights.

Giovinco ended a historic spell with Toronto FC to join Al-Hilal last month, in a deal that reportedly sees the former Juventus attacker earn as much as €10m a season.

“No player has won Leagues in Europe, the US and Saudi Arabia,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday January 31 2019
Giovinco in Toronto FC parting shot

Sebastian Giovinco has blamed Toronto FC for his departure from the club. “Management prefers to focus on things other than the pure desire to win.”

Giovinco ended his historic spell with Toronto FC on Thursday to make a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, but the former Juventus attacker took to Instagram to set the record straight about his transfer.

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Thursday January 31 2019
OFFICIAL: Giovinco to Al-Hilal

Sebastian Giovinco has officially left Toronto FC to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal.

The deal was confirmed in a statement on Toronto FC’s official website, with Al-Hilal reportedly paying around $2-3m for Giovinco, who in turn could earn as much as €10m a season.

“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.”

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Thursday January 31 2019
Giovinco all set for Al-Hilal

There are strong reports Sebastian Giovinco has agreed terms with Al-Hilal and will leave Toronto FC after four years.

It had already been suggested almost a week ago that the Atomic Ant was in negotiations for a switch to Saudi Arabia.

Now the rumours out of Canada claim the deal has been done.

Toronto FC are expected to receive a fee of around $2-3m for the player who turned 32 last week.

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