Juventus are one step away from signing their wanted midfielder
Juventus have once again made the headlines this transfer market after the Miralem Pjanic– Arthur Melo swap deal. The Bianconeri landed a grand deal by offering a 30-year-old midfielder in return for a 24-year-old midfielder who has the potential to achieve great heights and was once tipped to be the next Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona.
Although Melo has received harsh criticism for his poor lifestyle and inconsistency, one must not forget that the little Brazilian showed Paul Pogba who the boss was in the midfield battle during the Champions League clash at the Camp Nou. The Brazilian’s arrival will certainly benefit Juventus as the Barca man possess the skill to carry the ball forward and unlock defenses.
However, Maurizio Sarri has now turned his attention towards signing a midfielder that would help stabilise and control the game. Reports from Italy state that the former Chelsea manager has considered signing his former Brazilian born pupil, Jorginho.
The 28-year-old midfielder has not yet played a single game for Frank Lampard‘s Chelsea since the resumption of football. His last appearance for the Blues was against Liverpool in the FA Cup, however, the Brazilian midfielder featured for just 39 minutes.
Frank Lampard has made it clear that the Italian international will not be part of his plans next season and that he may leave the club at the right price in the summer. Jorginho’s current market value is estimated to be around 57 million dollars, a figure that Juventus are prepared to lower by offering a few of their own players in the deal.
The Premier League player’s addition next season at Juve might hamper the game time for Adrien Rabiot who has not been much of a success after signing for the Serie A club as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain.
Sami Khedira and Blaise Matuidi‘s future at the Juventus Stadium remains an uncertain as Sarri has plans on conducting a major revamp to transform the Old Lady’s slowly style of transitional play into a fast-moving counter-attack team to support the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala who have been in stellar form this season.
Do you believe that Frank Lampard is making the correct decision by showing Jorginho the way out from the Stamford Bridge? and is Juventus the correct club for the Italian to match his skill set?