Renowned transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has unveiled crucial insights into Jorginho’s future aspirations, revealing the midfielder’s inclination to depart Arsenal in the long run.
Jorginho, a key figure in Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad, presently holds a rotational role within the team. With Thomas Partey’s prolonged absence due to injury this season, the 31-year-old veteran has had ample opportunities on the pitch, featuring in 17 appearances across various competitions.
Arteta’s admiration for Jorginho’s capabilities is evident. The Spanish manager trusts the experienced midfielder, notably choosing him to spearhead the midfield unit against Manchester City earlier this season. However, Arteta is also aware of Jorginho’s shortcomings as a player, making calculated decisions regarding his match involvements.
Uncertainties loom over Jorginho’s long-term commitment to the Emirates Stadium. In a recent update within his Daily Briefing, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano shed light on Jorginho’s future plans, stating, “I’m uncertain whether this season will mark his final stint at Arsenal. Although no decisions are imminent, Jorginho aspires to play in Italy before retiring. Those close to the player affirm his sole focus on Arsenal for the current season.”
Jorginho remains a consummate professional dedicated to Arsenal until the end of the season. As it stands, the midfielder is on track to become a free agent by the end of the current campaign. Discussions over a new contract between the Gunners and Jorginho’s camp have hit a stalemate, as confirmed by the player’s agent.
Moreover, Arsenal are actively seeking midfield reinforcements, considering different options. Arteta might perceive Jorginho’s departure in the upcoming summer as a vital component of his intended midfield overhaul, considering the Italian’s advancing age with 50 international caps under his belt.