The English Premier League champions are ready to bring in some reinforcements for the upcoming season and long-term target, Jorginho is surprising pretty close to join the Citizens. Manchester City are ready to close a deal in the region of £46.5m, as reported by Sky Sports.
Jorginho who has had a great season with Napoli was always on the radar of Pep Guardiola. The Italian international is someone who can add to his armoury even more and after a successful season, the Spaniard is looking to build on that form.
Jorginho made 37 appearances under Sarri and was a vital part of the Napoli team which definitely played a great brand of football even though they again missed out on Scudetto to Juventus by a very narrow margin.
The deal is not complete yet but things are definitely on a positive move as the Italian international is rumoured to be heading to City for a medical whenever both clubs reach an ultimatum.
Jorginho who had a great time playing under Maurizio Sarri is a player every team dreams of. He is a deep-lying playmaker who has a great arsenal of passing and vision along with an indomitable presence in midfield. With Fernandinho already on the wrong side of thirty (33) Jorginho can plug the hole in Guardiola’s midfield for a long term and will also allow the likes of Kevin de Bruyne to play in his advanced position in midfield.
The 26-year old midfield who has his roots in Brazil came to Italy at a very young age and was picked up by Hellas Verona. The young midfield had several loan stints in lower divisions of Italy as he gradually adapted to the style of play. He helped Hellas Verona earn promotion to the Serie A in 2013 and quickly came into the limelight when Napoli secured his services that season.
Jorginho grew more into the scene when Maurizio Sarri joined Napoli and revolutionized the Naples side. Sarri’s main man was Jorginho as the Italian became the vital cog to dictate terms in midfield and set up balls for the players in more advanced roles.
The 26-year old has all the attributes in his armoury which makes him a complete midfield player. Along with his exceptional passing and vision, the midfielder is also very industrious and is someone who can dictate the tempo of the game and is perfectly suited to Guardiola’s system. The Spaniard was very impressed with Jorginho when both sides met in Champions League and he will definitely want to start the new campaign on a high with the arrival of the Italian midfielder.
Here is a video of Jorginho’s skills: