Jorginho has had a strange journey since his arrival at Chelsea in 2018. He was a mainstay under Maurizio Sarri and through the initial reign of Frank Lampard, before being dropped to the peripheries. Thomas Tuchel’s arrival appears to have revitalized his career, even to the point where he’s playing some of the best football of his career at the moment.
The 29-year-old was heavily linked with Juventus last summer, while Sarri was still there, but those rumors haven’t really gone away even with Andrea Pirlo in charge. With Jorginho’s current contract expiring in 2023, not to mention his agent’s continuous flirtations with Italy (Juve and recently Napoli as well), they are certain to return this summer as well.
“Football is dynamic and nothing can be ruled out. If Sarri returns to Napoli, he would make an attempt to take Jorginho back, he is perfect for his football, I can’t rule it out.
“He has two years left in his contract and he is an Italy starter. However, with a good project, he would be open to coming back.”
-Joao Santos; source: Radio Kiss Kiss via Football Italia
In fact, according to Tuttosport, Jorginho is Juve’s “Plan B” for the upcoming transfer window. Juventus recently confirmed the permanent signing of Weston McKennie from Schalke, but Pirlo is apparently looking for another midfielder as well, one in the “Sergio Busquets”-mold. The club have prioritized Manuel Locatelli’s signing to appease him. Jorginho is the fallback option.
At the moment, it does appear that Jorginho is content with life at Chelsea, but he may yet fancy a return to his adoptive homeland.