Man City set to move even further ahead of rivals with £46.5m Jorginho swoop

Manchester City expect to sign Napoli’s Italian international midfielder Jorginho by the end of the week, according to Sky Sports. 

What’s the latest, then?

Sky Sports report that City’s long-running pursuit of the Napoli man is set to come to a conclusion before the end of the week.

They claim that while a medical is yet to be arranged, a £46.5m deal will be concluded as soon as the final details, which include the payment of a five per cent sell-on fee to Jorginho’s old club Verona, are ironed out.

They also report that Jorginho has concluded his family holiday and is ready to jet to Manchester to have a medical as soon as the agreement is finalised.

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City are already streets ahead

It was a procession for Manchester City in the title race last season and even without any additions, it would be tough to bet against Pep Guardiola’s men clinching glory at a canter this time around as well.

The Spaniard has his pick of Europe’s players in some ways, because the prospect of joining his revolution is so appealing and the arrival of another technical maestro, to replace the disruptive and ageing Yaya Toure will only make them even tougher to beat.

Guardiola’s recruitment at City has been immaculate so it is tough to picture Jorginho being anything other than a perfect fit.