Neville: Lampard’s ‘clear plan’ will see Chelsea sell £50m man

Date published: Tuesday 7th July 2020 9:34

Gary Neville Sky Sports Premier League Man Utd

Gary Neville thinks Frank Lampard has made his mind up and will sell Jorginho this summer if Chelsea receive an acceptable bid.

Jorginho joined Chelsea in summer 2018 for £50m from Napoli, his signing announced at the same time Maurizio Sarri was appointed manager.

It was thought that Lampard would recall Jorginho to the Blues’ starting line-up, in place of the injured N’Golo Kante, for their 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace – a match they had been expected to win according to the Betfair football betting odds.


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However, youngster Billy Gilmour started instead and the Italian midfielder has now not started a game for Chelsea since their 2-2 draw against Bournemouth back in February.

“You have to think that he [Jorginho] is being managed out of Stamford Bridge,” Neville told Sky Sports. “I think it’s been clear from the moment Frank Lampard came in that he wants to build a young and hungry squad.

“Look at the way David Luiz was let go. With the way Jorginho has been dealt with, it’s quite clear where Lampard wants to take the team.

“When you think of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp over the last few years, they don’t veer away from the plan for any player. Frank Lampard has got a clear plan.”

 

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