Arsenal sign Jorginho for 18 months, for 12 million pounds
Arsenal have signed Chelsea midfielder Jorginho for £12m after accepting they could not convince Brighton to sell Moises Caicedo, the Premier League leaders Arsenal, to add depth in their midfield after losing Mohamed Elneny to a knee injury.
He moved on to Jorginho after failing to make two offers for Caicedo. Negotiations with Chelsea progressed quickly and the Italy international, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the season, was confirmed as an Arsenal player less than three hours before the deadline. A guaranteed fee of £10m. sterling and the rest in add-ons
Arsenal signs with Jorginho for 18 months
Chelsea, who finally made a breakthrough with Benfica over a deal for Enzo Fernandes, cash in on a player who could have left for free in the summer, Arsenal have given Jorginho an 18-month deal with the option of an extra year, and are hoping that signing someone of the 31-year-old’s experience will lead to strengthen his title.
Mikel Arteta tried to sign him in the summer of 2020, and Arsenal also put a lot of focus on trying to buy Caicedo, but his last bid of £70m for the Ecuadorian midfielder was rejected. Chelsea are still interested in Caicedo, but Brighton who sold Leandro Trossard to Arsenal two weeks ago , is determined to keep the 21-year-old.
Elneny undergoes surgery due to a knee injury
Brighton’s situation has forced Arsenal, who will target Declan Rice from West Ham in the summer, to look elsewhere for cover for Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka. There is mistrust in Albert Sambi. He joins Crystal Palace on loan. Partey suffered a minor injury during the defeat at Manchester City. In the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Arsenal said on Tuesday that Elneny had undergone surgery due to a major injury and may not play again this season. In that context, it’s easy to see why Jorginho’s appeals have been made. The midfielder has often divided opinion with Chelsea, but he played a key role in their Champions League victory in 2018. 2021, and also helped Italy win the 2020 European Championship.