Former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah was Jorginho’s teammate during his loan spell at Napoli.
Chalobah revealed in interview with James Richardson’s Golazzo podcast in May how he was impressed with the passing ability of Jorginho.
“You’ve got Jorginho who a lot of people wouldn’t have heard of before, because he just came from Verona, Hellas Verona, and I’ve seen him in training and he plays one-touch and two touches the whole training session and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Chalobah said.
“And at this point I’m staring at him thinking, ‘Oh my god, what a player, and nobody knows of him?’ So now when there’s like rave reviews about him, I knew this was coming.
“He’s an unbelievable character, great guy, always smiling, always happy, and I roomed with him a few times towards the end of my time at Napoli, he was my roommate and I had so much fun with him.”