|Job||xxxx Football Agent|
2019 09 09 Retrieve
[Joao Santos says Jorginho is planning to spend at least another four years at Chelsea] No, nothing of the sort happened. We have a mid-to-long-term project with Chelsea, similar to when he joined Hellas Verona and then Napoli. There are five years left on his contract and let’s say he’d like to stay for at least another four years
2019 10 14 Retrieve
[Chelsea midfielder’s agent Joao Santos claims Jorginho will ‘always have the desire’ to return to Serie A] Anything is possible in football, he will always have the desire to come back. He acquired valuable experience in the Premier League and he would give a big contribution in Serie A. He could play for two or three sides that fight for the title
[Jorginho was, unsurprisingly, a favoured option for Sarri during his debut campaign in west London] It’s been a positive year for him. He’s doing well in the national team and can play the Euros. He always scores from a penalty, I’m very happy for him as he works hard and seriously every day. His debut with [former Italy boss Giampiero] Ventura surely wasn’t positive, but he slowly secured a spot in the starting eleven. Playing at Chelsea counts for a lot, it’s a very intense type of football and he learned a lot with Sarri and Lampard. I think Jorginho will do very well in the Euros and why not, in the following World Cup as well. Besides, there are not many chances in the national team and you need to be ready to star in each game
2020 02 05 Retrieve
[Jorginho could be reunited with Sarri at Juventus] Why not? I am sure that some important proposals will come, which we would obviously evaluate together with Chelsea
[However, Santos made clear Jorginho’s main priority once he has completed domestic duties with Chelsea is representing Italy at Euro 2020] His goal is the European Championships with the national team. There are many expectations around [Roberto] Mancini’s team. The European Championship is also a good showcase. Even personally, he is doing very well at Chelsea, and I am sure that some important proposals will come because in his role there are not many high-level players like him around
2020 04 21 Retrieve
[Jorginho agent says new Chelsea contract possible] I read that, but I never had contact with them. Neither Sarri, nor [Juve’s chief football officer] Fabio Paratici called me to have information on Jorginho. As of today, I know absolutely nothing about this situation. The lad is very happy in London, where he is proving his worth and still has three years left on his contract. In fact, in July there’s the possibility we can start talks to add a fourth and extend his contract with Chelsea. I don’t know what Juve’s transfer strategy is, but these are our plans for the future
[Joao Santos did seem open to the possibility that Jorginho could leave the club when rumours of a move to Juventus first surfaced] Why not? I am sure that some important proposals will come, which we would obviously evaluate together with Chelsea. His goal is the European Championships with the national team. There are many expectations around [Roberto] Mancini’s team. The European Championship is also a good showcase. Personally, he is doing very well at Chelsea, and I am sure that some important proposals will come because in his role there are not many high-level players like him around
2020 05 21 Retrieve
[Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos opens door for possible Juventus move] Juventus are one of the top teams in Europe and any player would like to play for them. I haven’t heard from [sporting director Fabio] Paratici, he hasn’t called me. Jorginho has three years left on his contract with Chelsea, he’s doing well in London. I read about the links with Juve through newspapers and various outlets.
I repeat, Juventus are one of the top clubs in football
2020 05 24 Retrieve
[Chelsea midfielder Jorginho would be open to a transfer to Juventus this summer] I don’t know if Juve want Jorginho, who still has a three-year contract at Chelsea. We’ll see. He’s a professional, so if an important team gives him a call, well, why not?
[Many big clubs are expected to struggle financially because of the suspension, but Santos feels that it will simply mean that reasonable bids for players are liable to be accepted] I believe that the sale of the most important players will be considered in the case of a sizeable bid. Faced with big offers, it would be appropriate to sell your players. It will just last a year. Then slowly the system will recover. This crisis is a global one but it will affect countries where there is no great competitiveness anymore. For example, in Portugal, or in Italy’s Serie B and Serie C, where they are missing gate receipts and probably also some sponsorship. It will be difficult for them
2020 05 28 Retrieve
[Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos has claimed that ‘two top European clubs’ have been in contact over the Chelsea midfielder’s availability] If you ask me if Sarri likes Jorginho, I’d say ‘yes’ due to their history. I can’t say anything about the transfer market as I’m not in touch with anyone right now. Jorginho still has three years left on his contract and is doing well at Chelsea, but if a big enough offer comes in then a deal could go through. In this sense, two top European clubs, not Italian ones, contacted me.
2020 06 03 Retrieve
[Juventus need to contact Chelsea if they want Jorginho] I only hear about these rumours from the newspapers, because nobody from Juventus has contacted me. Maurizio Sarri appreciates him very much as a person and a player, they worked very well together, but that’s all there is to it right now. The player is focused only on Chelsea, he’s resumed training and is preparing for the Premier League restart. In my view, it would be difficult for the Bianconeri to buy him today, because the transfer market has changed with the pandemic and Jorginho has a contract with Chelsea until 2023. He is the vice-captain and considered an important player for the squad. I don’t just mean Juventus, but all the biggest European clubs would struggle to pay that much for one player right now
If it should happen [a proposal from Juve], I say that anyone who wants Jorginho has to talk to Chelsea and Marina [Granovskaia]. Then we will evaluate together what to do. That would not be a problem. If you ask me if Sarri likes Jorginho, I’d say ‘yes’ due to their history. I can’t say anything about the transfer market as I’m not in touch with anyone right now. Jorginho still has three years left on his contract and is doing well at Chelsea, but if a big enough offer comes in then a deal could go through. In this sense, two top European clubs, not Italian ones, contacted me.
2020 06 24 Retrieve
[Jorginho is unlikely to leave Chelsea this summer, according to his agent, because the price tag has gone up] His price-tag has certainly gone up over the last two years, as he has done well in London and become a regular for Italy. He is now the vice-captain at Chelsea and has amassed a great deal of experience playing in the Champions League and Europa League. I think it’s very unlikely an offer will come in for Jorginho, because nobody can afford to make that kind of investment in the market right now. Because of the pandemic, nobody knows when we can return to normal or even play with fans in the stadium, so that’s a big problem for the transfer market