Wednesday 18 July 2018

Napoli midfielder Jorginho hints at a move to England and it seems Liverpool or Man City fit his criteria

Jorginho of SSC Napoli
Jorginho of SSC Napoli
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool have been persistently linked with a move to sign Napoli midfielder Jorginho in recent months and now the Italian international has dropped a hint that he is ready to move to the Premier League.

Emre Can's probable departure from Liverpool at the end of this season is likely to force Reds boss Jurgen Klopp to shake-up his midfield options, with Naby Keita set to arrive at the club in a £50m move from Leipzig.

Liverpool fans will be hoping Keita is the first of several big-name signings, with Brazilian-born midfielder Jorginho hinting he would like to play in England with a club that plays an open and attacking brand of football.

"I think that I could fit (in the Premier League)," he told reporters. "It depends on who else is around me. I need players with the same characteristics that I have.

"There are English teams with this style of play, ball on the ground, quick transitions, high pressure. If one of those teams wanted me, I could fit and the other way round. My football way is not an usual one."

Klopp's Liverpool would certainly tick the boxes Jorginho mentioned, while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is also an admirer of the player after he lavished him with praise following a Champions League tie against Napoli earlier this season.

"It's always nice to receive compliments, but it's spectacular when they come from a manager with that importance and winning past," added Jorginho of Guardiola's comments.

"He's a global icon. All I can do is to be grateful. This is a consequence not just of my work but of all my team-mates in Napoli."

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