Arsenal agree deal to sign Italian midfielder Jorginho from Chelsea for £12m. The 31-year-old joins the Gunners with wins in the UCL, Euorpa, Euros
Arsenal Football Club has agreed to a £12 million transfer for Italian midfielder Jorginho from Chelsea.
The 31-year-old joined Chelsea from Napoli in 2014 and has made a significant impact during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Scoring 29 goals in 213 appearances and winning major titles including the Champions League, Europa League, and the UEFA Super Cup.
In 2021, Jorginho became the first player in football history to win the European Championships, the Champions League and the Super Cup in the same year while playing in all three finals.— Squawka (@Squawka) January 31, 2023
2021 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year. ✨ pic.twitter.com/hNP1GfPPnY
The Gunners, currently sitting atop the Premier League table with a five-point lead and a game in hand, have been on the hunt for a new midfielder after having two bids rejected by Brighton for Moises Caicedo.
Jorginho will now undergo a medical before signing an 18-month contract with the option of a further year.
Jorginho, born in Brazil but with 46 international caps for Italy, was also a key player in Italy's Euro 2020 win over England at Wembley.
He will join Poland defender Jakub Kiwior and Belgium striker Leandro Trossard as Arsenal's third signing in the January transfer window.
Mikel Arteta's side is looking stronger than ever.
And the addition of Jorginho's experience and success at the highest level of club and international football will only further solidify the Gunners' position as a dominant force in the English Premier League.
Arsenal and Chelsea are preparing the documents for Jorginho deal — it will be signed in few hours. 🚨⚪️🔴 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2023
Understand final fee £10m guaranteed & £2m add ons. Deal done, confirmed. pic.twitter.com/MwM2c3D9y0