The Lowdown: Newcastle linked with Jorginho
With the winter window close to opening, an update has emerged regarding the Magpies’ recent link to Jorginho.
The Latest: Conflicting reports
In a Twitter post, Edwards went completely against the rumours of a move for the classy midfield maestro.
“There is no interest in Chelsea’s Jorginho.”
Attached to this post was an article Edwards wrote for The Telegraph where he had this to add about the links to Jorginho.
“Sources, though, have denied Newcastle have any interest in Chelsea’s Italy international Jorginho as he does not have the mobility to play in their midfield system and his wage demands would be far too big.”
The Verdict: Right call
Despite making more passes into the final third of the pitch (73) than any other Chelsea player in the Premier League this season as well as having the highest combined total of tackles and interceptions (42) at the club, Jorginho’s overall performances this season have not been particularly impressive.
Specifically, the midfielder’s efforts have earned him a rather underwhelming overall season rating of 6.57/10 from WhoScored, leaving 13 other Chelsea players with higher ratings than him.
That – and the two factors that Edwards mentioned in his recent article – makes it easy to see why the Magpies are apparently not looking to bring the Italian to St. James’ Park next month.
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