The agent of Chelsea star Jorginho has claimed Manchester United and Liverpool wanted to sign the Italian before the midfielder joined Maurizio Sarri’s side.
We finally managed to nail down the signature of the midfielder after completing a deal for Sarri, who became Roman Abramovic’s top target after turning Napoli into one of the best sides in Serie A.
But it could have been so different according to his agent Joao Santos, who claimed both United and Liverpool had made contact to get the midfielder signed up.
‘There had been calls from Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea,’ Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos told ESPN Brasil.
‘In a way, all the great English clubs saw Jorginho because he was already in the Italian team.
‘From this, they came for him and he went to Chelsea based on an agreement with Napoli. ‘Jorginho still had two years of contract and the last word was from Napoli.
‘In that moment, the best deal for Napoli was Chelsea.
‘It was not only the financial proposal, but also the power and the will of Napoli weighed heavily, who did not want to sell him because they would have to invest a lot to get a replacement.
‘It would not be an immediate replacement.’
Jorginho has chosen the right club.
Choosing us over Liverpool and United was a great choice as he knows what the Italian wants from his game, so his agent needs to keep quiet as noones care if they made contact during the summer.