Arsenal legend speaks about Arsenal’s move for Jorginho

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has been heavily linked with leaving the club this summer, with Frank Lampard keen on signing West Ham United’s Declan Rice.

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are showing interest in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as their search for midfield reinforcements continues.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was assistant to Pep Guardiola when Manchester City came close to signing Jorginho from Napoli in July 2018.

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has encouraged Arsenal to rather make an audacious move for Dele Alli than Jorginho.

“I think he’d be more of a fit than Jorginho, if I’m being honest, and I’ve always said they’re lacking goals from midfield,” the legendary ex-Arsenal midfielder said on talkSPORT.

“But I don’t think Spurs would sell Dele Alli to Arsenal. I think there would be uproar by the Spurs fans if that happened.

“But he would certainly be a good fit for Arsenal.

“I’m trying to put a figure in my head to say how much he would be worth. I’d say £50m, I certainly believe he’s got a lot of good years left in him as a player so £50m has got to be the marker.

“One thing about Arsenal is that they are lacking goals from central midfield areas so I think he could tick that box especially where he can score goals, he can get you ten goals from midfield if he plays on a regular basis.

“Whether he can get more goals, Arteta… I don’t know. I’ve never worked under Arteta but what he’s done for the other players from what I’ve seen from the outside… certainly they’re responding to Arteta so I’m sure Dele Alli would be exactly the same.”

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