Jorginho

Liverpool target Jorginho’s agent confirms: “He’s being followed by big teams”

The agent of Napoli midfielder Jorginho, Joao Santos, has suggested that England is a likely destination for the player, whilst also confirming interest from “big clubs”.

Liverpool have been in hot pursuit of the Italian’s signature over recent months as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his midfield.

Santos also announced that the player has a clause in his contract preventing him from joining another club in Italy, handing the Reds a further boost in their potential transfer.

“He’s being followed by big teams”

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STRATFORD, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The Italian midfielder has been an integral part of Napoli’s title-challenging side in Serie A this season, making 32 appearances in all competitions.

The player has been in very impressive form for the Serie A leaders this season and has been attracting plenty of interest from all around Europe.

However, given his valuation by the Naples-based club, England is the most likely destination for the player.

Santos revealed to Radio Crc:

“Future in England? He has a certain value for Napoli, a certain figure that almost only Premier League clubs can afford.

“Moreover, he can’t be sold to another club in Italy.

“He’s being followed by big teams and that’s normal because he plays at the highest levels for Napoli, plus we’re talking about an international player now.

“To date, no official offers have arrived.

“Jorginho’s only thinking about Napoli and we must wait until the end of the season to make certain assessments.

“As for Napoli, we haven’t received a contract offer from them yet.

Release clause? I don’t agree with them.

“Napoli want to set it at £87m, while we want it at £17.5m. It’s best to just not put one in.”