- Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms Jorginho is joining Chelsea.
- The Napoli midfielder had been long-term linked with Man City.
- WATCH: Jorginho boards plane to London from Naples
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has just confirmed that Jorginho will be joining Chelsea this summer.
Jorginho had been long-term linked with a move to Manchester City. He appeared to be Pep Guardiola’s number one target to replace Yaya Toure, who left the club following the expiration of his contract.
Chelsea have swooped in at the eleventh hour and hijacked the deal. We haven’t shown this level of competitiveness in the transfer market in recent years, but Roman Abramovich appears unwilling to spend another season watching the Champions League on the tele.
De Laurentiis has now confirmed the deal, suggesting that it was Jorginho’s choice to join Chelsea from Napoli.
De Laurentiis conferma: “Jorginho va al Chelsea. Ha scelto lui”👋🙏
— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) July 11, 2018
Jorginho will slot into the midfield alongside N’Golo Kante. Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater were recruited last summer, but neither have proven complimentary to the Frenchman.
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