After back-to-back games of just sitting on the bench, Jorginho was back in the starting lineup last night, as Chelsea took on Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth round of the League Cup.
That alone however is unlikely to stop the recent rumors that have been swirling around the 28-year-old midfielder, which claim that he’s the target of clubs such as Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain. But Jorginho’s agent, João Santos, who used to be quite fond of playing up the Juventus rumors back when they still employed former Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri, has chosen not to do that this time however when asked about it yesterday.
“Jorginho still has a 3-year contract with Chelsea, this one plus 2 more. I heard a lot about Arsenal and PSG in the last few days, but the reality is that so far no official offer has arrived for the player.
“The market closes on October 5th, but the more time passes the more difficult it becomes to make such an important operation. At the moment, therefore, I can say that it is only rumours.
“He is happy at Chelsea, he started the season well and being the vice captain at the moment...”
And the agent does not expect that situation to change anytime soon, and certainly not with just a handful of days left in the transfer window.
“There was absolutely nothing with Roma. Difficult to see him in Serie A, because he has an important salary and a price tag that only 2 or 3 clubs can afford. Given the situation and the type of market we are experiencing, it is difficult to think of an operation of this type with so little time available.”
-João Santos; source: 90min via Google Translate
So, Jorginho is here to stay, and we would do well to utilize him to the fullest extent. As he showed last night, he can still provide a lot of value to this squad who are still figuring out how to optimise their own skills, let alone their teammates’.