A few hours after confirming the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager, the Blues have gone on to confirm the signing of Jorginho from Napoli.
Jorginho is officially Chelsea’s first signing of the summer, and will wear the number 5 jersey. Hopefully, he can repeat the feat of Michael Essien when he wore the number 5 shirt for Chelsea.
The 26-year-old underwent a medical earlier this week before signing a contract reported to be worth £102,000-a-week.
Chelsea are understood to have paid a fee of around £52million for the Italy international.
The 26-year-old central midfielder will hope to form a good understanding with N’Golo Kante, and he is a highly technical footballer capable of dictating the tempo of play in possession with quick passing and movement.
In Naples, his ability to link defence and attack stood out. Indeed, in Europe’s big five leagues last season, no player had more touches of the ball per minute than Jorginho.