Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Napoli midfielder Jorginho.
The Brazil-born Italy worldwide had been on the verge of becoming a member of Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis however the probability to proceed his relationship with Maurizio Sarri, whose appointment as Antonio Conte’s successor was additionally introduced on Saturday, pressured a change of coronary heart.
Jorginho, who performed a pivotal position within the Napoli facet which pushed Juventus all the way in which for the Serie A title final season, underwent a medical earlier this week earlier than signing a contract reported to be value £102,000-a-week.
Chelsea are understood to have paid a mixed charge of round £57million for each Jorginho and Sarri, who’s now anticipated to step up Chelsea’s summer season recruitment drive.
The Italian midfielder has been handed the No. 5 shirt at Stamford Bridge and agreed to a five-year contract, which sees him via to 2023.
‘I’m completely ecstatic to be right here at Chelsea. It isn’t simple to turn into a part of such an enormous workforce so I’m very, very completely happy,’ Jorginho mentioned at his unveiling.
‘I’m excited to play in such an intense league, for a workforce that offers every part to play and win.’
Membership director Marina Granovskaia is assured that Jorginho might help convey success in a brand new period for Chelsea.
She mentioned: ‘We’re delighted Jorginho has chosen to hitch Chelsea.
‘He was some of the coveted midfielders in Europe and can turn into an essential member of the taking part in squad.
‘He has demonstrated his high quality working beneath Maurizio Sarri and we’re satisfied his signing will assist convey additional success to Stamford Bridge.’