After having achieved success in MLS, Giovinco had the opportunity to take his talent elsewhere. According to Giovinco’s agent, Andrea D’Amico, who was interviewed by our editor in chief Gianluca Di Marzio, the attacker could have gone to China. Beijing was willing to offer Giovinco 10 million euro, but he refused as he is convinced by Toronto’s project.
This is what D'Amico stated during Calciomercato l'Originale:"Giovinco in China? At the moment he turned it down. Everything on transfer market is "at the moment". The financial offer doesn't suit Toronto nor Giovinco. We'll see. How do you negotiate with Chinese clubs? There are many intermediary. Beijing and others came and made their offers. There was a first offer and then an increased one, for China the financial aspect is the last problem