According to the Independent, Manchester United will pursue Napoli midfielder Jorginho this summer if they fail to sign Toni Kroos.
Manchester United want to sign Toni Kroos as a long-term successor to Michael Carrick, but the Red Devils believe Jorginho is a more realistic option.
The 26 year-old Napoli midfielder has blossomed into one of the best passing midfielders on the planet, and Mourinho could rival Liverpool’s interest this summer.
A lot of talk this season has focused on how United can get the best out of Paul Pogba, so could Jorginho be just the man to do that?
Valued at £36million by Transfermarkt, Jorginho certainly won’t come cheap this summer, but he would be worth every last penny.
There’s a reason Liverpool are desperate to sign the Napoli star, as he can dictate the pace of any game whenever he likes.
Manchester United would be wise to beat their arch-rivals to the 26 year-old, and he could actually be an even better signing than Kroos.
Averaging 1.9 interceptions and 1.6 tackles per game in the league this season, Jorginho’s reading of the game makes him an excellent deep lying midfielder, but it’s his passing that really makes him stand out.
The wiry little midfielder averages 1.5 key passes per game in the league, and completes a remarkable 89 per cent of his 97.4 passes per game. He also completes over two long balls per game, which has earned him four assists this season.
A midfield of Jorginho, Nemanja Matic and Pogba would give Mourinho a perfect balance of intelligence, pace, power and technical ability, and the Red Devils should do everything in their power to get the Napoli star to Old Trafford.
Manchester United fans, would you back a summer swoop for Jorginho? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…