Arsenal midfielder Jorginho won’t be leaving the Emirates for Fenerbahce, according to the player’s agent.
With the Turkish transfer window staying open until September 15th, it has been claimed that the Italian international could make the move to Istanbul but, when asked about the possibility by TMW, his representative Joao Santos said:
“Jorginho is focused on Arsenal, therefore on the Premier League and the Champions League. He won’t go to Fenerbahce.”
Speculation has started to increase about the 31-year-old’s future after playing just 18 minutes for the Gunners so far this season.
Jorginho was an unused substitute in the opening-day win against Nottingham Forest and he has only had brief cameos versus Crystal Palace, Fulham and Manchester United since then.
Competition in Arsenal’s midfield
The midfielder arrived from Chelsea for £12m at the end of the January transfer window. He did get eight Premier League starts in the second half of last season but competition for places has subsequently increased.
Declan Rice’s arrival from West Ham has undoubtedly led to his game time being reduced at the beginning of this campaign, and it remains to be seen whether he will be used more often in the coming weeks.
Jorginho has been dropped by Italy
One of the reasons why Jorginho’s future has become a topic of conversation is due to the fact that he has lost his place in the Italian national team.
New manager Luciano Spalletti opted against calling him up for the games against North Macedonia and Ukraine this month. The main reason is likely to be his lack of games.
Jorginho’s agent Santos dismissed suggestions that his international career could be under threat, stating that the player is “fundamental” to the national team. However, if he misses another call-up in October, there will be even more speculation about his future at Arsenal. For now, it appears he won’t be moving teams.