Player reveals he didn’t want to join Chelsea because of Sarri

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has revealed he initially didn’t want to join Chelsea because of former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

According to Jorginho, he had previously worked with Sarri for three years at Napoli and wanted to instead work with another manager.

“I had been working with Sarri for three years, so when he wanted me at Chelsea, I didn’t really want to go,” Jorginho told L’Eqiupe.

“I had started discussions with Manchester City and I could see myself there already.

“But hey, Chelsea insisted, and I’m very happy here today, especially after such an incredible 2021.

“It was absolutely surreal. I use the word ‘surreal’ because what is happening to me is so huge that I can hardly believe it.

“I couldn’t even dream of it.”

Chelsea spent £57m on Jorginho in 2018, bringing him together with Sarri from Serie A side Napoli.

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