Arsenal players are said to have responded positively to the news of Jorginho joining.
Arsenal officially announced on the club website on the 1st (Korean time) that “Jorginho has left Chelsea and joined Arsenal.” It is known that the transfer fee includes a basic £10 million (approximately KRW 15.1 billion) and a bonus option of £2 million 메이저놀이터(approximately KRW 3 billion). His contract expires in June 2024 and he will wear the number 20 shirt.
Jorginho started to show his presence in earnest after moving to Napoli in 2014. He played an active role as a key player in Mauricio Sarri’s managerial system, playing 160 official games in five seasons. And in 2018, at the same time as manager Sarri was appointed to Chelsea, Jorginho also wore a Chelsea uniform.
In his early days at Chelsea, he struggled to adapt to the English stage. However, Jorginho slowly began to reveal his true value. While Jorginho was active, Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2020-21 season. He also won Euro 2020 as a member of the Italian national football team and was selected as third in the 2021 Ballon d’Or.
Jorginho was still in charge of one axis of Chelsea’s midfield this season. However, as his contract neared expiration, he entered into negotiations to renew his contract, but it did not go smoothly. In the end, Jorginho pushed for a transfer through the transfer market in January and, like Chelsea, moved to London-based rival Arsenal.
Initially, Arsenal’s target was Moises Caicedo. However, it was finally misfired as Brighton adhered to the stance of not being able to transfer, and hastily turned to Jorginho. Arsenal have a solid three-line midfield lineup, including Granit Xhaka, Thomas Parti, Albert Sambi Loconga, and Mohamed Elneni, as well as Jorginho.
“I’m very excited about this new challenge,” said Jorginho. I will try to help the team. I will give my all for this team.”
The joining of ‘veteran’ Jorginho brought a positive wind to Arsenal players as well. “When news of Jorginho’s transfer started reaching the squad, the reaction was really positive, because the players and staff knew he was a great player,” said David Ornstein, reporter for The Athletic.