Jorginho’s set to make Blues move

Manchester Evening News - - CITY SPECIAL -

JORGINHO will sign for City as soon as a fee can be agreed with Napoli.

The Ital­ian in­ter­na­tional is Pep Guardiola’s top mid­field tar­get in his search for a longterm suc­ces­sor to Fer­nand­inho this sum­mer.

Napoli are hold­ing out for as much as £60m for the 26-year-old – but City will try to agree a price closer to £50m. And with the Premier League cham­pi­ons Jorginho’s pre­ferred choice, his agent says a move to the Eti­had will be a for­mal­ity.

“At this time Jorginho is still un­der con­tract, but if Napoli is in agree­ment with City, the player goes to Manch­ester,” Joao San­tos told Cal­cioNapoli24 LIVE. “Find­ing an agree­ment with the English will not be a prob­lem con­sid­er­ing the im­por­tance of the team.

“But I re­peat that it will de­pend on the de­ci­sions of Napoli as the player is tied to them for two more years.”

M.E.N. Sport re­vealed on Tues­day that Jorginho con­sid­ered City the nat­u­ral choice if comes to the Premier League.

San­tos added: “City are cham­pi­ons of Eng­land and one of the top Euro­pean clubs.

“If Napoli and City find a so­lu­tion, we will talk about it. Oth­er­wise the player will be happy in Naples.

“I hope to hear from the di­rec­tors and maybe in the next few days we will be in Napoli to talk about it.”


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