It's starting to look as though we'll be seeing at least one Napoli player in the Italy squad for Euro 2016. Jorginho has reportedly been incredibly impressive in the training camp Antonio Conte ran this past week, and it sounds as though he may just have forced his way into the preliminary squad Conte will announce on Monday, with a good chance of making the final cut as well.
With Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio injured, Italy are in dire need of an assured presence in midfield for this summer's tournament action. That's exactly what Jorginho provides, showing this season with Napoli that he's back to his best -- confident in possession, able to deliver cutting passes into the final third, and underratedly good in defense as well. While Jorginho certainly has his flaws, he ticks a lot of boxes that Italy needs filling for this squad.
The Brazilian-born midfielder earned his first senior cap for Italy in March, fulfilling his long-held desire to represent Gli Azzurri on the pitch. Jorginho has spent most of his life in Italy and has constantly expressed his desire to play for the national side, and his constantly impressive form for Napoli this past season finally helped get him there.
It's believed that he's fighting Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo and Sampdoria midfielder Roberto Soriano for a spot in midfield, but it's hard to see either player passing him. Montolivo has been in dreadful form over the past couple of months -- form on full display in the Coppa Italia final -- and Jorginho has reportedly left Soriano in the dust in terms of performance during Conte's training camp this past week.
Just put him in your squad, Conte. You won't regret it.