Monday 11 December 2017

Jorginho 'would talk' to Arsenal if they make a move for Napoli midfielder

Napoli midfielder Jorginho Getty Images
Napoli midfielder Jorginho Getty Images

Samuel Stevens

Arsenal have been sounded out to make a move for Napoli’s Jorginho after the midfielder’s agent said they would be willing to discuss a move to the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has been instrumental for the Italians this season as they look destined to qualify for the Champions League while they could yet depose leaders Juventus at the Serie A summit with just three points between the two sides.

Joao Santos, the Brazilian’s agent, revealed this weekend that the Gunners have shown an interest in his client in the past before suggesting he would be prepared to discuss a move to the the capital if it became a serious option.

“It was in England that I was first asked about Jorginho but now everyone knows him and it’s obvious that a lot of teams are following him,’ Santos told Radio Crc.

“Then if his international call-up is confirmed it would only raise his profile further.”

Jorginho has recently been linked with a reunion with former manager Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United but Santos insists no such discussions have taken place with the North East strugglers.

He added: “They probably need a player like him, but we haven’t talked. Real Madrid and Arsenal know Jorginho, if they came forward with an official offer we’d talk but at the moment all I can say is that Jorginho has a five-year contract with Napoli and wants to play for them in the Champions League next year.”

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