Napoli midfielder Jorginho has dropped a transfer hint by suggesting that his style of play would suit Premier League clubs. Manchester United are keeping a close watch on the Italian’s situation as they seek to pursue a replacement for the retiring Michael Carrick.
Jorginho has been linked with United on numerous occasions over the course of the campaign, but his representative Joao Costa recently clarified that there has been no contact with Jose Mourinho’s side.
However, following Italy’s 1-1 friendly draw versus England, Jorginho talked up the prospect of a Premier League move by saying: “I think the Premier League suits my game, but it also depends on who I have next to me because I need to be surrounded by players with certain characteristics.”
Jorginho is regarded as more of a pass-master like Carrick, and he prefers to keep the ball flowing on the ground. Aside from his excellent distribution, the Brazilian-born star does not mind pressurising his opponents, and has the capability of intercepting play higher up the field than usual.
The 26-year-old did not have the best of games for his country against the Three Lions, but he managed to take control of any loose balls in the centre of the park whilst showing his intelligence with a long diagonal for teammate Lorenzo Insigne.
United are likely to have to pay a sum in excess of £50m for the former Verona man, but they could face competition from arch-rivals Liverpool, who are aiming to likewise reinforce their midfield options for next season.