Jorginho entered the final year of the contract he signed when he joined Chelsea in 2018, and although he’s been an important member of the squad since, amassing nearly 200 appearances, his future looks entirely unknown at this stage.
While his agent has always kept the door open for a return to Italy, Jorginho himself apparently wants to stay with Chelsea and wants a new contract – potential talks over which should take place after the transfer window.
“Chelsea is the priority. His contract will expire in 2023, I think we will talk about the renewal from September.”
-Joao Santos; source: TuttoMercatoWeb by e-mail
The previous administration had an unwritten policy of only granting one-year extensions to players over 30, so perhaps something similar could be on the table for Jorginho in September. Or the new officials could get rid of this policy and offer a multi-year extension. Or maybe we’ll be happy to let it walk for free.
All options seem to be on the table. Choose wisely!