Chelsea have announced the midfielder Jorginho as their first signing of this summer after the arrival of manager Maurizio Sarri on Saturday.
DONE DEAL: Jorginho has joined @ChelseaFC from Napoli for a reported fee of £57m, signing a five-year contract.
He will wear the No.5 shirt. pic.twitter.com/eWPMJJ1RNH
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 14, 2018
The Italy International, 26, has signed a five-year contract to join his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
2860 – Jorginho completed 2860 passes in Serie A last season (33 appearances); the most of any player within the Top 5 European Leagues in 2017/18. Maestro. pic.twitter.com/ilxvAPFNSO
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 14, 2018
“I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea,” Jorginho said.
“It is not easy to become part of such a big team so I am very, very happy. I am excited to play in such an intense league for a team that gives everything to play and win.”
Jorginho was a key target for Manchester City all summer but Chelsea managed to steal a march on them.
Brazil-born Jorginho had been at Napoli since 2014 and scored four goals in 36 appearances for the side last season as they finished second in Serie A.
He scored a penalty in Napoli’s 4-2 Champions League defeat by Manchester City in November and also played for Italy in a 1-1 draw with England in March.