Chelsea had a quiet transfer window, bringing in only four stars and one Premier League experts reveal that it’s a Chelsea star who’s the signing of the summer.
The Blues had a rather weird summer and despite signing new manager Maurizio Sarri very late in the transfer window, the former Napoli boss did a decent enough job bringing in new players. The likes of Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Robert Green and Mateo Kovacic all joined Chelsea while Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batushayi were the only major departures.
However, despite that many believe that the signing of the season was Jorginho with Premier League expert Paul Merson putting his stamp of authority on the 50 million transfer fee. The Blues beat out the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United to the Napoli man’s signature who arrived alongside his former manager at Chelsea.
The 26-year-old had a rather sensational stint at the San Paolo stadium, becoming Sarri’sright-handd man in midfield, running the game for Napoli at times. He was a crucial part of how the 59-year-old liked things at Napoli and hopes that the Italian international can do the same here at Chelsea but Paul Merson believes that Jorginho can do much more. In an interview, Merson went on to say “I’m going to go with Jorginho. I know he wasn’t great in the Community Shield but Pep Guardiola wanted to buy him and that tells you everything.
The lad can play and £50m in this day and age is a cup of tea, if I’m honest. It might be obvious or it might be not, but when he gets used to it he’s a very special footballer. He’s tidy, he can pass the ball, he breaks things up. The problem is, just like Alberto Aquilani when he was at Liverpool – and given how highly rated he was at Roma – is getting used to the different pace of the game over here compared to Italy.”
Three ways Chelsea could line up in Maurizio Sarri's first season in charge:
1️⃣ = Sarrismo Lite
2️⃣ = Europa League
3️⃣ = Pure Sarriball
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In short, the Italian star brings something the Premier League hasn’t seen since Xabi Alonso or Cesc Fabregas at times manages to produce. However, in an interview, the 26-year-old has revealed that he hopes the Premier League falls in love with him and his style of play. “Perhaps my style of play is not something that is seen in England,” he told the club’s official website.“I really hope that it is a good fit for the game over here and I will certainly be doing everything I can to make sure it works out.
While Jorginho should automatically get a place in the Chelsea line-up, he will have to fight the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and even Ruben Loftus-Cheek, for his place. However, there is no doubt the talent and the class that Chelsea has brought in. But even then, the 26 year old needs to prove himself all over again in England.