Unexpectedly, Arsenal’s Declan Rice disclosed that a talented teammate will be joining Barcelona in January.
Rice was surprised by this information after applauding Jorginho’s impressive abilities at Arsenal training.
Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey have beaten Jorginho for playing time since he switched from Chelsea to Arsenal in January.
Rice took notice of him because of his outstanding performance during training, though.
Rice, who joined Arsenal from West Ham and is now the club’s record signing, lauded Jorginho’s football intelligence despite his smaller stature. Rice aimed to imitate Jorginho’s ability to recognize the right passes and make space for himself on the pitch by modeling his training routine and positional awareness.
Jorginho has become a contentious topic as Barcelona considers a move to add him to their midfield. Along with Jorginho, Joshua Kimmich, Thiago Alcantara, and Guido Rodriguez are other midfielders Barcelona is interested in.
Jorginho has had a relatively small impact on Arsenal’s games, but his talent and influence on the practice field have not gone ignored, and he has made a sizable number of appearances since moving to the club from Chelsea.
This revelation adds an intriguing aspect to Arsenal’s midfield dynamics and suggests a potential January transfer move. Barcelona’s interest in signing Jorginho under Xavi’s management may signal a big turn in the Italian midfielder’s career, bringing fresh options and difficulties.