Jorginho had agreed to sign for Manchester City before Chelsea nipped in to do a deal, the player’s agent has said. Jorginho has been a revelation since arriving at Stamford Bridge and has starred as Chelsea have gone on to win their opening four games of the Premier League season.
However, he could quite easily have been in the City side had things been different.
City’s interest and failed attempts to sign him have been well documented but now the player’s agent Joao Santos, has revealed just how close his client came to signing for Pep Guardiola.
Confirming the City deal, Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli: “It was all done with Jorginho. There was an agreement, but there was no agreement between the clubs.
“All parties have to agree, and one did not. Then Chelsea asked what the situation was after Sarri arrived and Jorginho went to London.”
Sarri himself is also thought to have been the key to the transfer, with Jorginho keen to carry on working with the Italian tactician at Stamford Bridge.