Jorginho could leave to reunite with Sarri, says agent

Date published: Tuesday 17th November 2020 7:19 - Lewis Oldham


Chelsea star Jorginho could leave the club to reunite with former boss Maurizio Sarri, according to the player’s agent.

The midfielder was at Napoli when Sarri first became the club’s manager in 2015. The Italian led the Serie A side to three consecutive second-place finishes in the league.

Jorginho was a big part of this successful period for Napoli. The job that Sarri was doing was rewarded at the end of the 2016/17 season, as he won the Serie A Coach of the Year Award.

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Sarri took over as Chelsea manager at the start of the 2018/19 campaign. Jorginho followed him to the Premier League. The Blues beat Manchester City to the signing, that was worth over £50m.

The London outfit won the Europa League at the end of his first season, but Sarri would depart the club that summer.

The manager then took over as Juventus boss, but that spell came to an end in August 2020. Jorginho meanwhile is starting his third season at Chelsea and he has made over 100 appearances for them so far.

Jorginho’s agent, Joao Santos, recently spoke with Italian outlet Calciomercato about his player’s relationship with Sarri:

“He’s very happy with Frank Lampard and Chelsea can do even better than last season.

“Almost all the Italy players are in Serie A, as it’s an important league, but his journey took him to London. If Maurizio Sarri had remained, perhaps he’d have joined Juventus.”

“Jorginho has a personal and professional bond with the coach that is very strong. We’re waiting to see where Sarri goes, and if it’s a big club in Italy, Jorginho could follow him.”

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