Jorginho’s U-turn at Chelsea has been a truly incredible one that shows that new signings deserve time.
The Blues paid £50million (Sky Sports) to sign the midfielder from Napoli in the 2018 summer transfer window, as the club’s ex-manager Maurizio Sarri managed to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
He had a rocky start to life in West London, as his passing game tried to merge with the physicality of English football.
There were a huge amount of supporters that constantly wanted the Italy international axed from the side and were dumbfounded by Sarri’s loyalty to him.
But there were signs in the second half of last season that he was adjusting to Chelsea life and under new boss Frank Lampard he’s continued an incredible turnaround from a slow start.
The deep-lying playmaker is now a midfield general that is so essential to the team with his composure in possession and he’s not afraid to do the ugly side of the game too with big tackles.
Lampard has crowned Jorginho’s turnaround by confirming on Friday (official Twitter) that he is vice-captain to club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.
With a wave of rising youngsters breaking into the first-team, he is now one of the more senior members in the side and is a role model to so many of them.
It seemed impossible at one stage that Jorginho would become a cult figure at the Bridge, but it certainly looks the case now and he is likely to be leading the team out in the near future the next time Azpilicueta is benched by Reece James.