Jorginho’s agent has claimed Juventus had approached to sign the midfielder under Maurizio Sarri, and says the Chelsea midfielder is aiming to return to his homeland, ‘hopefully after winning the World Cup.’
A Brazil-born Italy international has helped the Azzurri to Euro 2020 glory. He also won UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup titles withChelsea
The 29-year-old has performed so well that he has been tipped to win this year's Ballon d'Or, having been named UEFA men's player of the year.
In an interview with Radio Bianconera, Jorginho's agent, Joao Santos, talked about Juventus’ tried to sign the midfielder when Sarri was in charge of the Old Lady.
“In the past, when Sarri was the coach, there was a possibility that Jorginho would come to Juventus,”
agent Joao Santos toldRadio Bianconera
“The Juventus director made an approach, it was a possibility. I think Jorginho has a good chance of winning the Ballon d’Or, because we usually think of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but nobody has won as much as Jorginho this year.”
The midfielder, who turns 30 at the end of the year, has less than two years remaining on his existing contract at Stamford Bridge and a return to his home country has been spoken about.
“He has a contract with Chelsea until 2023. Obviously it would be a dream for him to return to Italy, hopefully after winning the World Cup.
“We’ll have to see what the market looks like in a couple of years and what the other situations are.”