Jorginho’s arrival at Stamford Bridge likely meant an eventual exit to whichever club Maurizio Sarri took over next. How would Jorginho leaving impact Chelsea going forward?
The Jorginho to Juventus rumors are picking up steam once again. A move to Sarri’s next club has been rumored since the minute the two set foot in London, as they’re often seen as a package deal. However, Jorginho stayed in London and has remained a loyal servant to the club, despite the hearsay. The discussions are becoming more concrete now and it looks as if Jorginho may be on his way to Juventus.
A big money deal could see the midfielder return to Italy after two seasons. Consequently, Chelsea loses its vice-captain and a regular in the starting XI. Luckily, Jorginho’s potential departure has some positive impacts on the rest of the Chelsea squad.
The player most heavily affected by Jorginho’s move to Juventus would be Billy Gilmour. Gilmour’s stepped up recently, covering the middle of the park during Jorginho’s suspension. He’s earned a couple of Man of the Match awards and impressed Blues fans. The young Scot possesses many of the same traits as Chelsea’s current regista; he’s got a great touch and an even better eye for passing lanes.
Gilmour’s skill set offers more to a midfield than Jorginho. However, at just 18 years old, he’s got a lot more to learn. Gilmour’s inexperience makes it increasingly likely the midfielder goes out on loan next season as things stand. However, should Jorginho move to Juventus, Frank Lampard might be able to give Gilmour enough minutes to justify his stay in west London next season. Continue reading…