'Jorginho will join City, if…'

Annette Crawford
May 17, 2018

If Napoli and City find a solution [on fee], we can talk about it, otherwise the player is happy in Naples.

"Finding an agreement with the English won't be a problem..." He'd earlier been quoted on Thursday saying that if Manchester City can agree a fee with Napoli then he can go there.

Joao Santos, the agent of Napoli midfielder and Manchester City target Jorginho, has confirmed that he is in talks with Manchester City and if they can reach an agreement with Napoli, the player will join the Premier League champions.

"But I repeat, it will depend on the decisions of Napoli, as the player is under contract with the Azzurri for two more years".

Pep Guardiola was impressed with the Italian during City's two matches against Napoli in the Champions League this season and City have been confident of landing him for the last month, as revealed by Metro.co.uk in April.

'At the moment, I have not heard anything from the leadership of Napoli.

"I don't know whether or not Jorginho's future depends on [Coach Maurizio] Sarri staying".

"I hope to hear from their director, and maybe he'll be in Naples in the next few days to talk about Jorginho". "So we made changes last season, now we're just looking at details".

Napoli have all but accepted that they are losing their Brazilian-born Italian worldwide midfielder, and Jorginho is now only waiting on the two clubs to agree a fee.

"Because that's exactly what they need - another player that's going to make every other team in the league look totally inadequate!" ESPN's Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith shares his view on a season where Manchester City finished champions 19 points ahead of Manchester United.

However, the team faltered in the UEFA Champions League, as they were soundly beaten 5-1 on aggregate by Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: "It seems as though the deal is all-but done for Jorginho to Man City, with Pep ready to open his bottomless pit of a wallet".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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