Jorginho is slated to join Premier League champions Manchester City over the summer if the club reaches an agreement with Jorginho’s current club Napoli.
His agent Joao Santos recently spoke to CalcioNapoli24, and he was quoted as saying the following: “At this moment Jorginho is still under contract but if Napoli finds an agreement with City, the player will go to Manchester.
“Finding an agreement with the English club will not be a problem considering the importance of the team. But, I repeat, that will depend on the decisions of Napoli as the player is tied for another two years.
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“City are the Champions of England and are one of the top European clubs. If Napoli and City find a solution, we can talk about it, otherwise he will be happy to continue in Naples.
“At the moment, I have not heard anything from the leadership of Napoli. I hope to hear from the director and maybe in the next few days I will be in Naples to talk about it.”
The Italian defensive midfielder was an instrumental part of the Naples club’s bid for the Serie A title, but the Partenopei were unable to prevent a 7th successive league victory for The Old Lady. Jorginho excelled for Napoli, as evidenced by his 89% pass completion rate.
Jorginho’s strength lies in short passing. This attribute is key to Napoli’s ball retention, and they have been able to display an expansive style of play while retaining defensive shape.
A testament to his defensive impact is the fact that Napoli have kept 19 clean sheets and conceded only 28 goals, and boast of the second strongest defense in Serie A .
His technical excellence adds a selling point to his transfer value to Guardiola, who values technicians.