The midfielder has been impressive for Chelsea so far this season
Maurizio Sarri was appointed as Chelsea’s new manager this summer, signing a three year new deal. He replaced Antonio Conte, who was sacked despite his contract expiring next summer.
The 59 year old raided his former club Napoli to sign midfielder Jorginho, signing a five-year deal with the club for a fee around £57 million. He became the Blue’s first signing this summer.
The Italy International joined the Serie A giants from Hellas Verona in 2013 and has been a mainstay in the midfield since then. He has constantly performed at the highest level and developed himself as one of the best midfielders in the league.
The 26 year old was pivotal for the club last term, linking the play between defense and attack. He scored 2 goals and assisted 4 in all the competitions and helped the team to finish second behind Juventus.
He has started this campaign brilliantly, starting in all Premier League fixtures so far under Sarri. Alongside N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic of late, the player has helped form a formidable midfield at Stamford Bridge.
Before joining Chelsea, he was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City as Pep Guardiola wanted a long term successor of Fernandinho. But a deal never materialised as he moved to Stamford Bridge.
His representative Joao Santos has confirmed that his client reached an agreement with Guardiola’s side but failed to settle on a fee with the English champions.
He told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli on Thursday : “It was all done with Jorginho. There was an agreement, but there was no agreement between the clubs. All parties have to agree, and one did not.
“Then Chelsea asked what the situation was after Sarri arrived and Jorginho went to London.”
“He’s really enjoying it at Chelsea, the team is on a roll and has won four matches out of four,” added Santos. “It’s a great start
“Going to Chelsea was a unique opportunity, the career of a player is very short and now we hope for the best.”