Arsenal have reportedly reignited their in signing Jorginho, and are set to launch an attempt to land the Napoli midfielder.
According to a report in TransferMarketWeb, Jorginho is the subject of interest from Arsenal once again. The Gunners are keeping close tabs on the Napoli midfielder, and set to make a move for him next year, either during the winter transfer window or next summer.
Jorginho progressed through the ranks at Hellas Verona before making his first-team debut for the Italian club in 2010. The player subsequently enjoyed a fruitful four-year spell at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi before joining Napoli in the winter of 2014.
The move to San Mames has worked wonders for the careers of Jorginho, who has now blossomed into one of the most dependable midfielders in Serie A over the last three-and-a-half years. Now a mainstay in midfield for the Partenopei, the 25-year-old is a key figure in his side’s pursuit for Serie A supremacy.
Jorginho is addicted to passing and he doesn’t care who knows it. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/KITj4rkeJa
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 29, 2017
His exploits have not gone unnoticed either as some of the biggest clubs in Europe are starting to show an interest in securing his services. The latest suitors in his pursuit are Arsenal, who have rekindled their interest in the player, having followed his progress for a long time.
Arsene Wenger did not strengthen his options in midfield, and has stuck with the duo of Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey as his first-choice central midfield pairing, with Jack Wilshere waiting in the wings as well. But, Arsenal could arguably do with some added quality at the heart of midfield.
The absence of Santi Cazorla has shown that the Gunners lack a midfielder who could provide control and dictate the tempo of the game from the centre of the park. While Wilshere is capable of doing that, he makes most of his impact in the final third, while Ramsey and Xhaka have proven to be inconsistent.
Therefore, Jorginho is a viable target for the North London club to pursue, with the player capable of not just exerting control, but also hold the fort in front of the defenders, something that would boost their spine immensely.
However, any possible move is unlikely to happen in January, meaning Arsenal might have to wait till next summer at the earliest to land Jorginho, and it remains to be seen if a switch to the Emirates sees the light of the day.