Jorginho has joined Chelsea for 50 million pounds from Naples and has signed a five-year contract (Getty Images). Paul Merson greeted Chelsea with Jorginho as the best transfer of the Premier League of the summer.
Chelsea beat Manchester City's interest in a war of intense bidding for the Naples midfielder who moved to Stamford Bridge for £ 50m and put a paper contract in black and white.
The Italian national team had a wonderful period of four years with the Serie A team, with a total of 160 appearances for the Parthenopeans, and flourished under the new boss of the Blues Maurizio Sarri.
The former star of Arsenal, Merson, believes that the price and talent of Jorginho make Italian the leading signature of the summer transfer window.
I'm going to go with Jorginho. I know it was not exceptional in the Community Shield, but Pep Guardiola wanted to buy it and that tells you everything, "Merson told Sky Sports.
The boy can play 50 million pounds in this day and age is a cup of tea, if I'm honest.
Paul Merson expects big things from Jorginho to Chelsea (Picture: Getty) "It could be obvious or it may not be, but when you get used to it, it's a very special player.
It's in order, it can pass the ball, it breaks things.
"The problem is that, just like Alberto Aquilani when he was in Liverpool – and seeing how much he was estimated in Rome – he is getting used to the different rhythms of the game here compared to Italy".
Jorginho could begin the opening game of Chelsea in the Premier League of the season on Saturday against Huddersfield at John Smith's Stadium.
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