The English top club FC Arsenal has once again strengthened itself in the fight for its first championship in 19 years: The Italian football international Jorginho comes from London city rival FC Chelsea to the Gunners, both clubs announced on Tuesday evening shortly before the transfer window closed .
According to media reports, the transfer fee is 12 million pounds (13.6 million euros), the contract is expected to run until the summer of 2024.
“Jorginho is a midfielder with intelligence, leadership and a wealth of experience,” said Arsenal team manager Mikel Arteta. “He’s won many times but he’s still hungry to help us too.” Jorginho is expected to join the leaders ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game in Everton.
The 31-year-old comes to Arsenal highly decorated. He played a key role in Italy’s EURO 2021 triumph and has won the Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup with Chelsea over the past five years. In his last game for the Blues a few days ago at Liverpool (0-0), he captained the team.