Like Manchester City, the agent of Napoli midfielder Jorginho appears to be losing patience with the Italian club and has called on them to let his client go.
Speaking to the microphones of CalcioNapoli24, Joao Santos adopted a more aggressive tone than in his other interviews, providing an update and revealing that the Blues are actively working on their second-choice target – thought to be Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic.
“Napoli and Manchester City have not found an agreement. There is a distance of about €10million,” Santos said. “City are now working on their second choice.
“The player [Jorginho] is waiting for Napoli’s decision: he still has two years on his contract – we will not renew.”
Santos also warned that Napoli would be denying Jorginho a dream move and could be left with an unhappy player if they don’t sanction the sale.
“Jorginho is a great professional, but this is the opportunity of a lifetime for he and his family. If he does not go to Manchester, he will not be very happy.
“Manchester City? We must not be hypocrites, any player would like to go and have a starting position with Guardiola.
“I don’t have to say anything to the President, because if he is convinced that it’s a good deal to sell, then he will. If he feels Jorge can continue to do a good job with Napoli, then he’ll aim to keep him.”
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