Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho said he almost signed for Man City before a last-gasp effort from Maurizo Sarri’s led Chelsea saw him move to Stamford Bridge.
The 29-year-old who joined Chelsea in 2018 from Napoli has gone on to win the Europa League and Champions League during his time at Stamford Bridge.
He told France Football: “It was fabulous at Napoli. Naples isn’t really Italy, it’s like a whole other country, you won’t find the same passion for football elsewhere. I adored that city and that team.
“I had been ready to leave Napoli when Sarri arrived, because he brought Mirko Valdifiori in for my role, but he gave me a chance and I fit perfectly into his tactical system. The big regret is that we didn’t win the 2017-18 Scudetto.
“It was Sarri who wanted me at Chelsea. I was in negotiations with Manchester City and could already see myself in the Citizens jersey, but the Blues were insistent and today I am very happy here.”
Jorginho has had quite the year for club and country on a team and individual level. He’s won the Champions League and European Championships, as well as being nominated for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award.