Chelsea have signed Napoli midfielder Jorginho on a five-year deal for £57 million. He will be wearing the no. 5 shirt.
The 26-year-old Italian International followed his former boss Maurizio Sarri to become Chelsea’s first official signing this summer.
“I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea,” Jorginho said. “It is not easy to become part of such a big team so I am very, very happy. I am excited to play in such an intense league for a team that gives everything to play and win.”
Jorginho had an outstanding last season at Napoli helping them finish 2nd in the Serie A. He was very vital to Sarri’s attacking style of play at Napoli especially his ability to link defence to attack was outstanding coupled with his desire to regain possession.
No player had more touches of the ball per minute than Jorginho in Europe’s top 5 leagues.
Club director Marina Granovskaia talked highly of the new signing by saying: “We are delighted Jorginho has chosen to join Chelsea. He was one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe and will become an important member of the playing squad. He has demonstrated his quality working under Maurizio Sarri and we are convinced his signing will help bring further success to Stamford Bridge.”