The representative of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has openly suggested that his client would be open to the idea of joining Serie A champions Juventus this summer.
Jorginho’s Blues stint
Italian international Jorginho made the move to Stamford Bridge from Napoli in the summer of 2018, following Maurizio Sarri from the Stadio San Paolo to London.
However, the 28-year-old, much like his now-former boss, subsequently endured something of an up-and-down debut campaign with Chelsea.
A change of system for the Blues saw Jorginho moved into N’Golo Kante’s position at the base of the the club’s midfield, albeit in a deep-lying regista role, as opposed to Kante’s previous defensive-minded role.
And while the former Napoli standout went on to showcase that he is very much capable of controlling the tempo of proceedings when Chelsea are in possession, his defensive shortcomings were all-too regularly highlighted by the all-action stylings of the Premier League.
The opening half+ of the new season, though, has seen Jorginho look much-improved.
Having settled further into the physical requirements of English football, the gifted Italian looks better equipped to run Chelsea’s midfield, with Jorginho himself citing ‘more determination’ on the defensive side of the ball as key to his upturn in form.
The Verona youth product has, as a result, established himself as an integral member of Frank Lampard’s squad, managing appearances in all but 2 of his side’s Premier League outings to this point in the campaign.
If the latest comments of Jorginho’s agent are anything to go by, though, then it appears as though the Italian is angling for a move away from Stamford Bridge, and back to Italy.
Speaking in an interview with TuttoJuve this weekend, Joao Santos was drawn on the possibility of his client departing Chelsea for Serie A champions Juventus, where he would reunite with Maurizio Sarri.
And, though Santos did assure that the ‘priority’ remains a Premier League stay, he went on to add that Jorginho ‘wouldn’t say no to the Bianconeri’:
‘Anything can happen in the transfer market. I said ‘why not?’ to Juventus because Jorginho has a three-year contract with Chelsea, so the priority is clearly to remain there, but we could also evaluate leaving the club in July.’
‘In that case, if this were to happen, we’d be ready to consider the various proposals that will arrive from Italy, France and England.’
‘Why shouldn’t it be possible to join Juventus? They are the most important club in Italy, the one that has won the most in recent years. We wouldn’t say no to the Bianconeri.’
Quotes via Bleacher Report