Fabrizio Romano shared some good news for Chelsea fans about the club’s eagerness to extend Jorginho’s stay at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking on his own podcast, Romano explained that the Blues are planning to offer their midfielder a new deal.
Jorginho’s contract runs out in June 2023 and there has been plenty of talk recently about a potential renewal.
Mainly from the player’s vocal agent, Joao Santos, who is constantly speaking about his client’s future.
Only last week, Santos was quoted saying he had already conversed with Marina Granovskaia over a fresh agreement for Jorginho.
“Marina Granovskaia, however, has already let us know that she wants to renew his contract, so we’ll see what happens,” said the Italian’s representative.
Santos speaks the truth
Usually, Santos’ words should be taken with a pinch of salt.
However, Romano did actually support his statement by saying Chelsea had long-term ambitions for the £50m (BBC) signing from Napoli.
“The agent of Jorginho was speaking in Italy this week that Marina Granovskaia already let us know that she wants to extend the contract of Jorginho,” said the transfer guru.
“It is true that Chelsea have a strong interest in extending Jorginho’s contract, but at the moment, it is not the priority.”
Andreas and Antonio
The priorities in question are Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Both run out of contract next summer, meaning foreign teams can start to speak with them about a potential move away from Chelsea in January.
Fail to resolve either issue before the New Year and the pair of central defenders will be able to leave as free agents.
A disastrous outcome from a footballing and business sense.