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Jorginho might be heading back to Italy as per his agent

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Jorginho might be leaving his current club, Chelsea according to his agent Joao Santos. The 29-year-old midfielder is currently on duty for Italy national team in the Euros 2020.

After a superb season with the Premier League giants winning the Champions League, he’s looking ahead for a new challenge. The Italian has also been out of favour sometimes under the new boss Thomas Tuchel.

Although his contract expires two years later, many Italian clubs such as Lazio and Juventus are interested in bringing him back to the Serie A.

A reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Lazio also an option for Jorginho

Jorginho joined Chelsea after the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as the head coach in 2018 from Napoli. However, Sarri left the club after a season and then the club appointed managers such as Frank Lampard and now, Thomas Tuchel.

He has made 141 appearances for the Blues scoring 17 goals and bagging four assists so far. However, due to the 3-4-3 system employed by Tuchel, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic mostly are the regular starters.

But, under Lampard, he was given a much more bigger role and was the best penalty goalscorers by then. It would be a foolish decision if the club decides to let him leave as the other players are not much confident while taking penalties.

His agent, Santos, is pushing for a contract renewal and he said that many offers have been coming for him. He told Radio Marte as follows,

“Did any club call me? Yes, but our first thought is to speak to Marina Granovskaia (Chelsea director) about the renewal. This is certainly a very important moment in his career, he has been waiting for it [Euro final] for 20 years.”

Lazio, who recently appointed Sarri as the head coach, might be the favourites to sign him if he leaves. Turin giants Juventus are also monitoring the situation.

After guiding Italy to the final after a decisive penalty shootout goal, Jorginho would be keen on winning a trophy for his nation. They face England in the blockbuster clash at Wembley on Sunday. As of now, his full focus would be on the final!

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