Barcelona will face competition from Italian club for the signature of Chelsea star midfielder Jorginho.
Sergio Busquets’ preferred replacement for the upcoming season has been identified as Jorginho, and Barcelona has recently intensified their pursuit of him. In preparation for a prospective transfer in the summer of 2023, there have been discussions about Barça opening talks with the player’s agent.
The final season of Jorginho’s contract with Chelsea is approaching. Although a contract offer from the Blues is anticipated, nothing has been reached as of yet.
Barcelona is one of the teams in the best position to sign Jorginho for nothing next summer. The Catalans are up against fierce opposition from AC Milan, according to Diario SPORT, in their pursuit of the Chelsea midfielder.
Due to two important factors, Barça may even be at a disadvantage in the race. One of these factors is the club’s urgent need to cut back on its soaring wage cost.
Although Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, and Frenkie de Jong are among the pricey talents Barcelona are trying to get rid of, the signing of Jorginho could have a negative impact on their pay budget.
Another important factor is Spain’s notoriously high tax rate, which may make the athlete want to move back to Italy, a nation with more forgiving regulations.
Barcelona’s efforts to sign Jorginho therefore greatly rely on the player’s desires. The Italian international is apparently favoring a move to La Liga in order to experience Spanish football, which puts the Catalans ahead of Milan in that regard.
In the upcoming months, a lot might be decided as Jorginho attempts to advance in his career.