Great news for Chelsea and bad news for Man United? stunning Jorginho claim means £100m man to be at Blues
Jorginho is ready to quit Chelsea and follow Maurizio Sarri to Juventus, which could be great news for Manchester United target N’Golo Kante.
After months of speculation and weeks of talks, Chelsea finally announced the signing of Jorginho from Napoli towards the back-end of the transfer window and he walked straight into Maurizio Sarri’s starting line-up, having worked with the Italian with the Serie A giants.
However, it has not been the best first season for the midfielder and he has been heavily criticised for many of his performances, with many believing that he should be dropped and replaced by the ‘world class’ holding midfielder N’Golo Kante, who has been played in a more attacking role this season.
The French midfielder is regarded as one of the finest holding midfielders in the game and his performances before the arrival of Sarri were nothing short of world class.
And he may get the opportunity to play in his favoured role next season after the Italy international’s agent, Joao Santos, has admitted the 27-year-old is open to a reunion with Sarri in Turin.
He said on the Sky Sports website: “Chelsea have a four-year contract with the lad. We’ll wait a few days to figure out whether there is any truth in this interest.
“His past at Napoli won’t be an issue, because Jorginho is a professional.
“Right now, Jorginho is happy at Chelsea. He found a great atmosphere and we can’t really say that he’d like to go elsewhere, but anything can happen on the transfer market. We’ll wait and see…”
There are some sections of the fans which do not agree with the sale of Jorginho, as he is a great passer of the ball, but the Blues looked far less effective with him in the side last season.
He netted just two goals in 54 games for Chelsea and his performances just in front of the back-line were simply not good enough.
So with Manchester United lurking for a deal over Kante, the news that Jorginho could also leave the club could be very beneficial for Chelsea, as the Frenchman will get back to doing what he does best in his preferred position.