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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has admitted that he was in talks to join Manchester City before the Blues swooped for him in 2018.
Instead, City played that season with Fernandinho and Ilkay Gundogan in Jorginho’s position, before signing Rodri from Atletico Madrid a year later.
The 29-year-old was close to City before Chelsea made a late move, prompted by their appointment of Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri, who had been key to Jorginho’s breakthrough in Naples.
And now the Italian has opened up about the transfer saga back in 2018.
“I had started talks with Man City in 2018, I could see myself there,” Jorginho told France Football.
“But, well, Chelsea insisted, and today I’m very happy here.”
Source – Sports Illustrated