Chelsea players' reactions to Arsenal's Deadline Day signing of Jorginho are telling
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Chelsea stars responded with disappointment to Arsenal’s Deadline Day signing of Jorginho.
The Gunners were pursuing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo throughout January, but saw two bids worth £70million rejected for the Ecuador international.
In turn, the Premier League table toppers signed Italy star Jorginho for £12million.
Arsenal have handed Jorginho an 18-month deal though there is an option to extend the contact by a further year.
However the club will hope the midfielder can have an immediate impact, with the 31-year-old’s experience winning the Champions League and Euro 2020 a boost in the Gunners’ title push.
“I was a bit surprised, but I took the opportunity of this amazing challenge,” Jorginho said. “It’s an important shirt. It’s an amazing club.”
Chelsea player respond to Jorginho transfer
A number of Chelsea players appeared disappointed upon the announcement Jorginho was signing for Arsenal.
Indeed, Raheem Sterling took to Instagram to react to Jorginho’s move. The England international praised his former team mate, labelling him a “big baller” before adding “all the best brother”.
Meanwhile Kai Havertz commented on the Jorginho’s Instagram, saying: “All the best bro.”
Marc Cucurella was stunned when told Jorginho would be playing his football in north London.
During an interview with GOAL Cucurella claimed that the 31-year-old was the smartest player at Chelsea, only to be informed Jorginho had been pictured in an Arsenal shirt.
Transfer guru David Ornstein claimed Jorginho’s move had gone down “very well” among Mikel Arteta’s squad.
The journalist tweeted: “The feeling is the midfielder brings technical ability, tactical understanding, experience level ideal for a title bid.’
Ornstein added: “The word I’m hearing from inside Arsenal is that there is a lot of excitement from the players and staff about a very experienced player - a Euros winner with Italy at Wembley against England as we remember.
“He’s achieved a lot in the game in terms of trophies and played at an elite level and I think his technical style will fit in nicely with Mikel Arteta’s squad.”