Declan Rice of Arsenal unexpectedly revealed that a skilled teammate would join Barcelona in January.
Rice was taken aback by this news after praising Jorginho’s remarkable skills at Arsenal training.
Jorginho, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea in January, has played just a limited role due to competition from Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey.
However, it was his excellent performance in training that drew Rice’s notice.
Rice, now Arsenal’s club record signing after joining from West Ham, praised Jorginho’s football intelligence despite his smaller frame. Rice was inspired by Jorginho’s workout habits and positional awareness, and sought to mimic his ability to identify the proper passes and create space for himself on the field.
With Barcelona mulling a deal for Jorginho, the player has become a hot issue in their effort to strengthen their midfield. Other midfielders on Barcelona’s radar are Joshua Kimmich, Thiago Alcantara, and Guido Rodriguez, in addition to Jorginho.
Despite his minimal effect in games for Arsenal, Jorginho’s influence and talent on the training ground have not gone unnoticed, and he has made a significant amount of appearances since joining 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.