Napoli midfielder Jorginho is set to be subject of one of the biggest transfer battles this summer as some of Europe’s biggest sides fight for the 26-year-old’s signature.
It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Tottenham are among the teams preparing to swoop for the Seria A star, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
Joining Spurs in attempts to sign the Brazilian midfielder are Manchester United and Arsenal, who have also watched Jorginho extensively, with the player’s representatives attracting attention from all three Premier League sides.
If the Mail‘s reports are true, Tottenham should make the Italian international one of their top transfer targets this summer.
The 26-year-old has been a key figure in Napoli’s emergence as one of the most exciting teams in Europe and his efforts this season have been instrumental in the Serie A outfit taking the title race down to the final day.
The five-time capped Italy international has drawn comparisons to the legendary Andrea Pirlo in recent months, even breaking the former Azzuri legend’s stats for the most touches of a ball in a single game.
According to Opta stats all the way back to 2005, Jorginho currently occupies nine of the top 10 places in Serie A for both touches and passes completed in any game.
The midfielder is evidently in high demand and he could ultimately be the perfect partner for Mousa Dembele to stablish Tottenham as real title contenders.
Reports suggest current champions, Manchester City, are among the front-runners to secure his signature, giving Spurs and even greater incentive to swoop.
With arguably the strongest midfield in the league, which includes the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, and Fernadinho, it seems more likely that Jorginho will fancy his chances in the Tottenham starting line-up, and that could be a deciding factor in a move to north-London ahead of Manchester.
It could a signing pursued by Daniel Levy that propels the Lillywhites to the next level, both in terms of challenging for the Premier League and competing on the European front in their new state-of-the-art stadium.