If we didn’t already know Liverpool want Napoli’s Jorginho, we do now…
The Italian’s agent Joao Santos has confirmed that Liverpool, along with Manchester City, have already sounded out his client over a potential summer switch.
However, no deals have been agreed with Napoli and in fact, no offers have been made.
“I’ve been in Brazil for a week and nobody in the club has called to me start any negotiations. Both Liverpool and Manchester City want him and they have called him, but I want to reiterate there are no negotiations as it is up to Napoli to open such talks,” he told Italian radio station Radio CRC, translated by Inside Futbol.
“On the other hand I cannot agree anything with another club if Napoli don’t open negotiations.
“It would not be a problem to find an agreement with English teams of such stature, but that doesn’t mean we already have an agreement.”
It sounds to us like Jorginho quite fancies a Premier League switch.
The 26-year-old is a phenomenal no.6 and would greatly benefit both Manchester City and Liverpool.
Our rivals can probably offer him higher wages and the chance to play under Pep Guardiola, but after watching Liverpool in the Champions League this season, the lure of Jurgen Klopp is probably just as big.
Our German boss convinced Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita to sign for him ahead of other sides though, so we’ve got a decent chance.
A potential midfield that consists of Jorginho and Keita, with our much-lauded front-three ahead of them, is incredibly exciting.