The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, Joao Santos has suggested that the player plans to spend another four years at Stamford Bridge.
Commenting on the speculation linking Jorginho with a move to Juventus, Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss: “No, nothing of the sort happened.
“We have a mid-to-long-term project with Chelsea, similar to when he joined Hellas Verona and then Napoli.
“There are five years left on his contract and let’s say he’d like to stay for at least another four years.”
Jorginho has a mixed reputation among Chelsea fans
Jorginho joined Chelsea during the summer of 2018 from Napoli and joined Mauricio Sarri from Naples after the veteran manager was also appointed to lead the West London club during that summer. His 2018/19 season was largely mixed. There were some good moments as he proved that he can string good passes together, however he came under scrutiny for his performances, probably more so than any other player due to Sarri’s decision to deploy him in the defensive midfield role ahead of N’Golo Kante who starred in the role whilst leading Chelsea and Leicester to win Premier League titles. The Frenchman also played the role to perfection for his country as they won the 2018 World Cup.
Last season, Jorginho went on to play 54 games in all competition for the Blues and found the back of the net twice. As a whole he was not bad and can definitely not be deemed a flop but some people did feel that Kante could have done better.
After Sarri joined Juventus during the summer, it was expected that Jorginho would also join suit but the Italian international ended up staying put. He will likely play a big role for Frank Lampard’s side this season as one of the more seasoned professionals within the team.
Some thought that there was a possibility of Jorginho being deemed surplus to requirements at the Bridge after Lampard indicated that he wishes to deploy Kante in the defensive midfield role but the 27-year-old has so far made four Premier League appearances this season. As things stand, it looks like he will be a first-team regular.