Chelsea midfielder leaves options open, confirms Juventus interest

KEY POINTS

  • Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos confirms Juventus are interested in his client
  • Jorginho chooses to stay with Chelsea this coming season
  • Lorenzo Insigne thinks Jorginho has a strong case for winning Ballon d’Or

Jorge Luiz Frello Filho, better known as Jorginho, is undoubtedly at an all time high right now.

The Brazilian was part of the Italian squad that won Euro 2020, yet another achievement to add to his decorated football resume.

But even before that, there was no doubt that several clubs were interested in the 29-year-old.

It now appears that at least one club has been confirmed to have an interest in Jorginho-Juventus FC.

This was confirmed by Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos when he spoke to Calciomercato.

“I confirm it, these interests have arrived,” Santos said. “Of course, at 29 he can do very well in all the best European clubs and a lot of people are interested in him.”

Despite growing interest in his services, Jorginho is expected to stay and play for the Blues for the coming season.

He still has a two-year contract with Chelsea, which means the Blues will still be in charge for now.

When it comes to transfer talks, Santos believes anything can happen and it all depends on this particular club’s determination to snatch their client from the Blues.

“There is the Club World Championship, there is the European Super Cup,” Santos revealed. “For a footballer these are important goals. But, the transfer market is still the transfer market and if a big club comes up seriously with Chelsea we will assess.”

As for Jorginho, his outstanding performance at Euro 2020 put his name in the conversation as a Ballon d’Or contender. This despite various criticisms of the flaws in his game.

Jorginho’s penalty at Stadio Olimpico helped secure Italy’s place in Euro 2020 final Photo credit: AFP / Alberto PIZZOLI

Either way, some believe Jorginho has proven his skeptics wrong. His teammate Lorenzo Insigne believes his efforts and merits should be taken into account for the prestigious award.

“I’m not the one who decides if he deserves the Ballon d’Or, but I hope he gets shortlisted,” Insigne told reporters this week. “He deserves it, he’s a great player,” Insigne said. “I call him ‘The Professor’ and we’re all happy to play with him.”


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