Jorginho was keen to move to Etihad instead of Stamford Bridge.
The Italian midfielder was widely expected to join Man City in 2018 but Chelsea finally won the race for his signature to play him alongside then-manager Maurizio Sarri.
He won the Champions League with Chelsea and Euro 2020 with Italy this year and is lauded by many as the possible candidate to win the Ballon d’Or this season.
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“I had been working with Sarri for three years, so when he wanted me at Chelsea, I didn’t really want to go,” he said. “I had started discussions with Manchester City and I could see myself there already.
“But hey, Chelsea insisted, and I’m very happy here today, especially after such an incredible 2021. It was absolutely surreal. I use the word ‘surreal’ because what is happening to me is so huge that I can hardly believe it. I couldn’t even dream of it.”
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