Report: Newcastle now want to sign 'outstanding' £50m man in January, he's Howe's priority
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Report: Newcastle now want to sign 'outstanding' £50m man in January, he's Howe's priority

Newcastle United will make a big push to try and sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho in January, according to the Daily Mail.

The Mail reports how the Magpies are looking at a number of potential signings for January. However, it claims that above all, Jorginho is their number one priority.

Italian star Jorginho – who actually came top three in the Balon D’Or a few years back – has been integral for Chelsea in recent seasons. However, he is now into the final 18 months of his contract and is yet to sign fresh terms with the Blues.

That’s put Newcastle on high alert, with Eddie Howe said to be keen on adding even more depth to the squad that’s doing so well right now.

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Of course, Jorginho would expect to be a starter with Newcastle. And at the moment, he probably does have the experience and class to warrant a starting XI spot with Howe’s side.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will be keen to keep Jorginho if they can. Often a key figure in midfield, Graham Potter will want to utilise the experience of the former Napoli man while he gets his Chelsea side to where it wants to be.

Labelled ‘outstanding‘ by Jamie Carragher previously, Chelsea paid £50m to beat Manchester City to signing Jorginho back in the summer of 2018.

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While there won’t be much here in terms of sell on value for Newcastle, signing players like Jorginho can often be the key to winning things.

He has a bit of everything in the locker in terms of midfielders. But crucially, he is a winner and that is something Newcastle need to slowly bring into their squad.

Getting over the line and picking up trophies is vital and Jorginho has been there and done it. If Newcastle can land the Chelsea man, then it will be quite the signing.

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