Al-Hilal purchased Giovinco for between $2-$3 million from Toronto FC.
The 32-year-old Giovinco, the 2015 MLS MVP, slammed the organization in an Instagram post.
“For the 2 years I have been seeking to extend my contract however management was reluctant. Recently, after refusing to exercise the club option for 2020, I was offered terms that I deemed unacceptable. They may say I left for a more lucrative deal, but this is not the case. Their offer and lack of transparency is a clear message. It seems management prefers to focus on things other than the pure desire to win. After having grown the brand and elevating the overall reputation of TFC both at home and abroad, it seems I no longer serve a purpose. I would have accepted less to stay in Toronto,” wrote Giovinco.