Agent reveals weight of interest in £60m Liverpool-linked midfielder

Date published: Tuesday 8th May 2018 9:31

Jorginho is a man in demand, with his agent confirming “four or five Premier League clubs” want to sign him this summer.

The Brazil-born Italy international has seen his reputation rise sky high this season after helping Napoli challenge for the Serie A title. That may well end in failure with Juventus close to wrapping up the Scudetto, despite a late season scare last month when Napoli won 1-0 in Turin to pile the pressure on Juve.

Jorginho, 26, has been hugely influential, scoring four goals and claiming four assists in 37 appearances.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been linked with him and Goal report that City are getting closer to sealing a £50million as they look for a replacement for Yaya Toure.

His agent Joao Santos refused to confirm any talks have taken place with the midfielder’s suitors, but he has admitted Premier League teams are chasing him.

“A Manchester City bid for Jorginho? Everyone knows there are four or five Premier League clubs who want Jorginho,” he told CalcioNapoli24.

“Napoli have never talked about anything and I’ve never talked to other teams officially. I’m waiting for Napoli to define his future.

“Jorginho still has two years left on his contract and if Napoli want to sell him, he’ll just have to find an agreement with another team and then he’ll have to talk to us about it.”

Asked whether Jorginho, who is rated in the £60million bracket, could extend his contract which expires in June 2020, Santos added: “A hypothetical renewal with an amended contract? We’ll have to wait until the end of the season to talk to Napoli.

“Anything can happen in football.”

 

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