Report: Club think £110k-a-week Chelsea player 'ticks all the boxes' for them, they're lining up move
Barcelona are reportedly interested in a move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.
According to The Mirror, Spanish giants Barca think Jorginho ‘ticks all the boxes’ to be the successor to Sergio Busquets at the Camp Nou.
It is understood Barcelona are considering a swoop for Chelsea’s player, who will be available on a free transfer next summer if he doesn’t sign a contract extension at Stamford Bridge. In that case, the La Liga club will be able to open talks in January for a potential transfer.
The report adds that Jorginho’s future may largely depend on how he fits into Graham Potter’s plans following his recent appointment as Chelsea’s new head coach.
Barcelona interested in Jorginho
Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso are both former Chelsea players to join Barcelona in the summer, so history could repeat itself next year.
As it stands, Jorginho will be leaving West London when his deal expires in the summer of 2023. It’s been claimed recently that Chelsea are concerned their Italy international won’t extend his stay with a new contract.
Jorginho, 30, remains a vital senior player for the Blues as a deep-lying midfield playmaker.
The £100,000-a-week central midfielder still dictates games with his range of passing when he’s in the mood, as well as possessing such great intelligence with his movement.
Unfortunately, he’s never quite been able to convince the entire fanbase of his quality due to sometimes lacking pace and physicality.
If Jorginho ended up in Spain, it’s easy to picture him being a success in Barca colours.
He’s such a technically gifted midfielder that he could definitely pull the strings in La Liga, something which may suit him even more than the Premier League.
It’s going to be interesting to see in the next couple of months how important Jorginho is to Potter. The early indication is that he’s a fan after giving him 90 minutes during his first match in charge.