The agent of a Chelsea midfield maestro has left the door ajar to a summer Stamford Bridge exit after revealing he expects multiple “important proposals” will materialise after the European Championships.
Arrivals have been in short supply for Frank Lampard since becoming Chelsea boss, with summer transfers blocked by the club’s transfer embargo and a January window that came and went without a single signing.
The latest comments from the agent of Jorginho will raise an eyebrow then, with the Italian midfielder’s representative curiously speaking publicly about a summer departure from the Blues.
Jorginho arrived to much fanfare from Napoli in 2018, with his metronomic passing capabilities and ability to dictate a game predicted to revolutionise Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri.
Those lofty expectations failed to materialise, however, with the 28-year-old often being targeted for criticism as to why Sarri’s Blues struggled.
A summer departure was rumoured, but under Lampard, Jorginho has cut a rejuvenated figure, operating superbly at the heart of Chelsea’s midfield with an ever-improving relationship alongside N’Golo Kante.
“His goal is the Europeans with the national team,” said Santos.
“There are many expectations around Mancini’s team. The European Championship is also a good showcase.
“Even personally, he is doing very well at Chelsea, and I am sure that some important proposals will come because in its role there are not many high-level players like him around.“
The obvious destination in any possible exit from Stamford Bridge would be Juventus.
The Old Lady are currently managed by Maurizio Sarri who Jorginho excelled under in three years at Napoli, leading to his move to London.
Asked specifically about a switch to Turin, Santos said: “Why not?
“I am sure that some important proposals will come, which we would obviously evaluate together with Chelsea.”
Although Sarri’s time at Chelsea was a success, not all fans were impressed with his playing style and were not fully convinced by ‘Sarri-ball’.
Mateo Kovacic, signed by Sarri on a season-long loan in 2018 has been another to enjoy a renaissance under Lampard and gave his views on the striking differences between the two.