The agent of Chelsea star Jorginho has today provided an update on his client’s future, as well as speculation linking the midfielder with a move to Juventus.
Jorginho’s Blues stint
Italian international Jorginho made the move to Stamford Bridge from Napoli last summer, following Maurizio Sarri from the Stadio San Paolo to London.
However, the 27-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.
‘Stay for at least another four years’
The early weeks of the new season, though, have seen Jorginho look much-improved.
Having seemingly settled further into the physical requirements of English football, the gifted midfielder looks better equipped to control Chelsea’s midfield, with Jorginho himself citing ‘more determination’ on the defensive side of the ball as key to his upturn in form.
And, if the Italian’s agent’s latest comments are anything to go by, then Jorginho plans to continue working on his craft at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future.
Speaking in an interview with Radio Kiss Kiss earlier today, Joao Santos was questioned on summer speculation, linking the Chelsea star with a return to Serie A with Juventus.
Santos, however, assured that there was never any foundation to the rumours, before adding that his client has every intention of spending the peak years of his career in London:
‘No, nothing of the sort happened.’
‘We have a mid-to-long-term project with Chelsea, similar to when he joined Hellas Verona and then Napoli. There are five years left on his contract and let’s say he’d like to stay for at least another four years.’
Quotes via Football-Italia