Radja Nainggolan Speaks about New Chelsea Signing As Most Feared

Roma forward Radja Nainggolan claims that new Chelsea signing Jorginho is one of the most difficult opponent he has faced in Italian football. The 26-year-old has been signed by Chelsea for a fee of around £ 53 million, although a small portion of this fee is believed to have gone as a compensation for Maurizio Sarri. The Chelsea manager has been reunited with his former midfielder, who was extremely influential in the 4-3-3 formation employed by Napoli throughout the 2017-18 campaign. Jorginho was subjected to interest from Manchester City even a couple of weeks ago.

It is even believed that the reigning Premier League champions agreed a £ 44 million deal for the player but Napoli reportedly forced him to join Chelsea, who are ready to pay the compensation for Maurizio Sarri.Jorginho was of interest to Manchester City as a means of improving the central midfield. He is now expected to play alongside N’Golo Kante in a revised formation at Chelsea. The blues have been using a 3-5-2 formation, which has become the norm over the last couple of seasons, to great success under Antonio Conte. The Italian was able to guide Chelsea to 2 major trophies in the last two seasons before leaving the club a couple of days ago.

“He [Jorginho] always plays in tight situations and passes very close to him. It’s very hard to follow him and stop his plays. You get tired because he moves the ball very fast, but he didn’t even move himself.Not that I was in trouble when we met, but you need a lot of energy to keep up with him and stop him. It can be hard sometimes,” said Roma’s Nainggolan about Chelsea’s new signing. Even last year, Jorginho said that he was looking forward to moving to English football since the gamewould suit his style.