Jorginho has a Manchester City contract ready – Agent
The representative of Jorginho has confirmed that his client already has a contract offer from Manchester City and it is left for the Citizens to reach an agreement with Napoli. The Premier League champions have shown a keen interest in signing the Italy international since the close of last season but so far, they have failed with an initial €50m bid for the midfielder.
Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, Jorginho’s agent confirmed that the Citizens have already discussed personal terms with the enforcer but they remain to negotiate a fee for his proposed transfer. Should this not be the case, the midfielder has been tipped to stay put in Naples for the 2018/19 season.
"Jorginho is obviously willing to go to City, we're waiting for the agreement between the clubs. There's a five-year contract ready. If the agreement doesn't arrive then obviously he'll make himself available for Napoli. With the World Cup, negotiations have slowed down a bit but we hope the deal can be defined soon,” he said.
Manchester City cruised to the Premier League title last season after becoming the first club to register 100 points in the division’s history and they now have the expectations on their side to replicate the performance. As such, Pep Guardiola is keen to bolster the midfield ranks further during the summer transfer window and Jorginho has supposedly been earmarked as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.
Fernandinho has been the Citizens’ main orchestrator at the heart of the midfield with Ilkay Gundogan occasionally providing the partnership but Guardiola appears to be looking into the future whereby the former may possibly drop his performance levels with age. The 33-year-old earned a new contract in January to prolong his stay until June 2020 and he could thereafter part ways with the Premier League holders.