The 28-year-old had been heavily linked with a move away from the Bianconeri in the months leading up to his eventual departure in January and he admits that he had been expecting his time with the Turin giants to come to an end at some point soon.
Giovinco spoke to the Corriere dello Sport about what pushed him to leave Juventus and commented on his exciting new life in Canada since joining up with Toronto FC this winter.
“I felt that if I had stayed at Juventus then I would have become a burden to the club,” said the Italian international.
“The club had been anticipating the farewell. I had originally been unsure if I was going to be able to make an impact at Juve but I was able to thanks to Antonio Conte, who really wanted me there.
“I have spoken to him recently, I hope to earn a place in the national team again soon but I’m remaining calm about it.
“Toronto? It’s fantastic here, from the city itself to the fans of this team. It’s also a short distance from New York, life is good.
“Football is going through a great evolution here, the organisation is fantastic. We are a young team that can entertain and can be built into something big during these coming years.
“There’s no denying the economic aspect as a reason to why I came here, but I also wanted to leave Italy and North America really fascinated me.”