Arsenal signed Jorginho from Premier League rivals Chelsea during the January transfer window and are ready to sell him.
A report from 90min claims that Arsenal could look to sell 31-year-old Italian international Jorginho during the summer transfer window.
Apparently, clubs from Italy are keen on signing the experienced central midfielder, and the Gunners could look to cash in on him. Lazio are reportedly keeping tabs on the midfielder, and former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is keen on a reunion.
The Italian manager brought Jorginho to the Premier League during his time at Chelsea, where the Italian international won the UEFA Champions League. The player could be tempted to join up with him in Serie A next season.
The Gunners have been linked with a number of midfielders in recent weeks. They are reportedly trying to sign West Ham United captain Declan Rice. The 24-year-old’s arrival will push Jorginho down the pecking order at the Emirates stadium, and the 31-year-old should look to leave the club permanently.
At his age, Jorginho is unlikely to get better and Arsenal must look to bring in a quality central midfielder in order to compete with clubs like Manchester City for the title. Meanwhile, clubs like Napoli and AC Milan are keeping tabs on the former Chelsea midfielder’s situation as well.
The 31-year-old has proven himself to be a reliable performer in the Premier League in recent seasons and he is unlikely to have any shortage of suitors. Despite being 31, he is still good enough to play at the highest level and could prove to be a short-term acquisition for the three Serie A clubs.
Rice could be his ideal replacement, and he could form a solid partnership in the midfield alongside Thomas Partey. As for Jorginho, a return to Italy would be ideal for him at this stage of his career. Italian football has far less intensity compared to the Premier League, and a move away from England could prolong the 31-year-old’s career.
Meanwhile, players like Granit Xhaka and Albert Lokonga have been linked with moves away from Arsenal this summer as well. And it will be interesting to see if the Gunners are prepared to press ahead with a complete rebuild of their midfield in one window.