Juventus will only target Chelsea star Jorginho this summer on a cut-price deal
According to the Italian publication Calciomercato via Sport Witness (h/t Football.London), Juventus will only target Chelsea midfielder Jorginho this summer if he is available on a cut-price deal. He recently suffered a blow as Italy failed to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup after losing to North Macedonia.
The 30-year-old is set to enter the final year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge at the end of this season. Juve are long-time admirers of the midfielder and could make a move this summer. However, their continuation will depend on certain conditions regarding a possible transfer.
The Bianconeri are ‘thinking’ about signing the former Napoli player but their CEO Maurizio Arrivabene has some reservations about a summer move. The Italian club have a rule not to buy players over their thirties, and Arrivabene ‘does not allow deviations from the rule’. Thus, any transfer for the midfielder would only be possible if he is available at an ‘almost zero’ price.
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The Italian international is an important cog in our team as he orchestrates all of our play from the pivot position. It is he who controls the tempo and makes us vibrate in a coherent way. As such, there is no reason to see why we would even consider approaches for him after this term.
What’s funny is how the Serie A side have expressed interest in the Premier League superstar, believing he could be available for a low price. They should question themselves as it would be disconcerting to see Thomas Tuchel’s side let the defensive midfielder leave on a cut-price deal.
We still don’t have a replacement for Jorginho in our squad, and the youngsters aren’t ready to take on the role yet. Billy Gilmour could be the Italian star’s understudy, but the Blues loanee would still need time to get used to Tuchel’s system.
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As such, the west London side should look to renew Jorginho’s contract so that he is no longer subject to interest. We don’t want to create any uncertainty with his future either, especially after the debacle surrounding our centre-back trio of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.
However, the current transfer ban imposed on the club prevents them from entering into any contractual relationship. Therefore, we must quickly find a solution to solve this problem first so that we can bind our superstars to a new agreement. Let’s wait and see what lies ahead as we approach the end of this campaign.