Jorginho was the heart and soul of Sarri-ball at Napoli and Chelsea, but that symbiotic relationship was disrupted last summer, when Maurizio Sarri himself left for Juventus. And even though his new team lead the Serie A at the moment, performances have not been up to par. Sarri seems to be missing his key piece, with Miralem Pjanić supposedly not fulfilling the exacting demands of the regista role in the system.
Alfredo Pedullà, The Oracle of Sarri, reports that Sarri is longing for another reunion with Jorginho, to help things in Turin. “As early as tomorrow”, if he had his way.
The report adds that Sarri also wouldn’t mind if N’Golo Kanté came along as well, to continue his personal development as a box-to-box midfielder, but given a choice, Sarri would of course prefer Jorginho.
This won’t be easy — it never is — especially with Lampard a big fan of Jorginho as well. The 28-year-old’s contract is another big hurdle, even more so in these new economic times. He has three more years left, and is no longer being scapegoated by the mob either.
Juventus will apparently try to sweeten the deal by adding one-time Chelsea target Federico Bernardeschi, who has had sub-par season.
Pedullà also name-drops Emerson, oft-linked with Juventus and Inter, into the conversation and states that Sarri would like to reunite with the left back who has a good idea about the system already.
Looks like Sarri’s telescope is firmly fixed towards the blue part of London and will likely generate many more stories as we head towards next season.