Ever since the blockchain revolution began, it has affected almost all industries of the world and the footballing industry has been no different.
With various clubs and individual players looking to set down their foot by releasing their own range of NFTs, to Manchester City having plans of building the Etihad on the virtual world, the applications of blockchain technology are limitless, and they have truly arrived!
It won’t be a bad bet to place that soon enough we might just be wearing our VR headsets at our homes and be transported to a virtual stadium – cheering for our favorite club surrounded by people who are doing exactly the same!
The future is closer than it appears, as one player to ride on this metaverse hype, just announced his transfer on it!
Yes, a player named Federico Bernardeschi has announced on the metaverse that he will be heading to the MLS to play for Toronto FC.
The 28-year-old attacker will follow Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Criscito as the latest Italian to join the Canadian club in the MLS this summer.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, Bernardeschi will sign a multi-year contract with Toronto valued at roughly €5 million net every season.
Bernardeschi has stated on his Instagram account that he will soon unveil his new Metaverse club, finding a creative manner to share his latest adventure!
The 28-year-old Italian attacker departed Juventus earlier this month after his contract expired, capping up a tumultuous five-year stay in Turin.
Bernardeschi was anticipated to do great things during his early career with Fiorentina, but he struggled to satisfy similar expectations with Juventus, failing to win over the supporters throughout his five-year stint.
Bernardeschi has joined Toronto FC as a Designated Player on a four-year contract, the club announced.
Coach and sporting director Bob Bradley discussed the arrival of Bernardeschi, underlining his expectations and excitement.
“Having met with Federico a couple of weeks ago, we think he’s a great fit for what we’re trying to build here at TFC and look forward to getting him on the field.
“He’s an attacking player who is also known for working hard for the team. Federico’s a left-footed player who’s comfortable playing on the right wing but can also slide into a central position when needed.”
During his five years in Turin, Bernardeschi made 183 appearances across all competitions, scoring 12 goals and providing 24 assists.
He was a part of a team that won three Scudetti, two Coppa Italia, and two Supercoppa Italiana.