Chelsea midfielder Jorginho will 100% be staying at Chelsea this summer despite reports linking him with a return to Italy. It can be recalled that the 29-year-old followed Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea in 2018 and has become a key player for the Londoners since his arrival.
The Italian has also been impressive under new manager Thomas Tuchel and is a key component of the German’s possession-based style of football. The German remains unbeaten in all competitions after more than two months since his appointment.
Regardless, reports have suggested that Jorginho could be tempted to return to Italy, especially if Maurizio Sarri is chosen to replace under-fire Gennaro Gattuso.
However, these reports of a move back to Italy have been quashed by the midfielder’s agent Joao Santos. In an interview with Tuttomercato, he said:
‘He has a two-year contract with Chelsea. He is thinking about playing in the European Championships and then the World Cup in Qatar.
‘He will remain at Chelsea, one hundred per cent’.
When asked if Jorginho will renew his contract at Stamford Bridge, Santos added: ‘We will talk about it in a few months.’
This is coming after Santos disclosed sometime last month that his client would consider a return to Napoli if he received an offer, although he admitted that the player is a key part of Tuchel’s system at Chelsea.
Jorginho still has more than two years left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge and has scored 16 Premier League goals for the Blues. He also played his part in the club’s Europa League triumph in 2019.
The Italy international is also enjoying life under Tuchel as revealed in a recent interview:
‘The coach wants us having control of the game, playing from behind, even when the pressure comes,’ he said recently.
‘So, for me, it’s a good way to play football that I like and enjoy, and I think it’s better for my characteristics than playing long balls and second balls.’