The Arsenal announced the signing of Jorginho in this wintry transfer market after failing to reach an agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion for Moisés Caicedo. One of the most surprising moves on the last day of the transfer window.
The Gunner team took advantage of Chelsea’s situation, which had to come out of pieces after so many signings, and the footballer’s contract was ending in the summer of 2023, to close the signing. A movement that materialized in 10 million fixed plus 2 million in variables.
Why did Arsenal sign Jorginho?
Arsenal opted for the incorporation of Jorginho for a fairly clear reason: Mikel Arteta needed a piece that would boost rotation in the midfield area and who could take the place of Thomas Partey at specific moments. The Ghanaian is the undisputed starter within the Spanish coach’s system, but he is also a footballer who suffers a lot from injuries. The club urgently needed the incorporation of a piece that rotated with him.
The Italian is a midfielder who fits perfectly into Arteta’s idea of the game. A possession midfielder who stands out for his ability to organize the team from the pass and who has a lot of experience in the Premier League. A player who does not need adaptation within the idea or the competition, a profile similar to that of Leandro Trossard. “Jorginho is an intelligent midfielder, a leader with a lot of experience in the Premier League and internationally. He has won a lot during his career, but he maintains the hunger and desire to continue contributing here,” said the Spaniard.