South American Agrees £102k-A-Week Contract With Chelsea After Arriving For Medical
Jorginho has agreed terms over a five-year contract with Chelsea after arriving to undergo his medical ahead of a £57.4m move from Napoli
The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Jorginho is on the verge of joining Chelsea…
Jorginho has agreed terms over a five-year contract with Chelsea after arriving to undergo his medical ahead of a £57.4m move from Napoli, according to the Evening Standard.
The Brazilian-born midfielder has been one of the most sought-after players in Europe this summer after enjoying an impressive four-year spell at Napoli since joining from Verona in 2014. The 26-year-old was a star player for Maurizio Sarri’s side that pushed Juventus all the way in the Serie A title race last season.
The South American – who’s opted to represent Italy at international level – has attracted interest from the Premier League with Manchester City the front-runners for his signature in recent months.
However, Chelsea hijacked their proposed deal with the Evening Standard claiming a £57.4m fee has been agreed with Napoli and the midfielder is now believed to have flown-in to London to undergo his medical.
The newspaper says personal terms have been agreed over a five-year contract that will see Jorginho paid around £102,000-a-week so as long as there are no late complications, the midfielder is set to complete his move over the weekend.
Chelsea have endured a turbulent summer so far with managerial uncertainty meaning they’ve yet to make a major signing so Jorginho is expected to become the first new arrival at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have been on the look out for another midfielder as Tiemoue Bakayoko endured a mixed debut season in England while Danny Drinkwater is set to leave after struggling to establish himself in west London.
Jorginho will be a big upgrade and he has the potential to form a devastating partnership alongside N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park next season so I think he’ll be a superb signing for Chelsea.
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