While Rafa Benitez spoke about the transfer earlier during his pre-Bologna press conference, the deal to bring Jorginho to Napoli wasn't quite fully complete yet. Now, however, it is, with the club itself tweeting out the confirmation:
Ora è ufficiale: #Jorginho è un calciatore del Napoli! Il numero di maglia scelto è l'8 #BenvenutoJorginho pic.twitter.com/goFMMgtea4— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) January 18, 2014
So now Napoli officially have themselves another midfielder. As we discussed yesterday, the deal is believed to be for €5.5 million for a co-ownership arrangement. That means Napoli will have to pay more in the summer to fully secure his services, but that will likely be more of a formality than anything.
This signing will bring a new dynamic to Napoli's midfield, adding another creative spark to the side from a deeper position than we've typically seen this season. We'll be back later on with a full profile of Jorginho to give fans a taste of what Napoli have gotten themselves.