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Arsenal star Jorginho’s agent opens the door for Juventus move

Arsenal midfielder Jorginho’s agent has discussed the possibility of his client playing for Juventus in future.

The Italian midfielder left Chelsea for the Gunners at the start of the year in a deal worth £12 million.

Jorginho settled for a less-prominent role at the Emirates Stadium, making 19 appearances in the Premier League last season, of which only nine were starts.

The 31-year-old was also linked with an exit during the summer transfer window amid interest from Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, but he decided to stay with Arsenal.

With his current deal expiring in 12 months, his agent Joao Santos has weighed in on the playmaker’s future, stating that a return to Serie A is highly probable.

“If an Italian team needed a player with Jorginho’s characteristics we would be willing to talk about it,” Jorginho’s agent told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“Juventus? Never say never – in the world of football there is no such thing as ‘never’.”

Jorginho has started all the games from the bench this season, but he could be in for a more pivotal role with Thomas Partey currently out injured.

The 2021 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year has suffered a significant dip over the past couple of seasons.

The Gunners are unlikely to hand him a contract extension unless he experiences an upturn in form.

Juve have been long-term admirers of the former Napoli star, and they could try their luck next summer when he becomes a free agent.

With Cristiano Giuntoli as their sporting director – who previously worked with Jorginho at Napoli – the Bianconeri will have an edge in the transfer pursuit.

Juve need a midfield anchor, given that Manuel Locatelli hasn’t completely adapted to Massimiliano Allegri’s set-up and Adrien Rabiot is the only experienced figure in the middle of the park.

Jorginho is currently focused on his duties with the Gunners, and his experience will be crucial in the Champions League this season.

The Italian will also be eager to feature in the European Championships next year, although he failed to make it into the squad for this month’s qualifying games under new head coach Luciano Spalletti.

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