Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos is relaxed about his client’s contract situation, and says it’s only logical that top teams would be interested.
Jorginho will have two years remaining on his contract in the summer, with several clubs reportedly eager to sign him.
The midfielder is a regular for Serie A leaders Napoli and recorded an assist in their 4-1 win over Lazio on Saturday.
Speaking before the game, his agent, Joao Santos, said he wasn’t worried about the contract.
“Jorginho is fine, he’s always at Napoli’s disposal,” Joao Santos said on Radio Crc (via Football Italia).
“He’s fine with Sarri, he plays his role and he’s happy. On Saturday I will be at the San Paolo stadium, a very important match awaits us, we hope Fiorentina will succeed in getting a result against Juventus.
“Right now I’m just here to see the Lazio game, we’re not talking about a renewal yet because we want to focus on the league.
“From June he’ll have two years on his contract and maybe we’ll start discussing it then, it’s pointless messing with his head.
“The contract isn’t expiring any time soon, there’s time. He’s happy in Naples, Jorginho is happy and the city is very beautiful.”
Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with the 26-year-old.
Santos addressed the interest from the two Manchester clubs, saying it’d only make sense top teams would be interested in his client.
“Manchester United and Manchester City? When you’re playing for the Serie A leaders it’s only logical that important teams will ask for updates: for example on the length of the contract,” Santos said.
“I’m glad to come here [to Naples] too, it’s a very Brazilian climate. In Manchester it rains too often!”
Napoli are likely to demand a huge fee for Jorginho, especially if the two Manchester clubs get involved.
That might put Arsenal off as they can’t compete with those two on transfers.
Jorginho is an excellent playmaker who can play a role very similar to Santi Cazorla’s.
Midfield should be one of Arsenal’s priorities in the summer, but Jorginho could prove to be beyond them.
He’s made 26 appearances for Napoli this season, and could end it with a league title to his name.