Chelsea fans are convinced they know why 'Agent Jorginho' is moving to Arsenal
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Chelsea fans believe 'Agent Jorginho' has a trick up his sleeve after completing a shock move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day.
The Gunners had been interested in Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo over the past week, with the midfielder expressing his desire to leave publicly.
Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League by five points and Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad further. After losing out on top target Mykhailo Mudryk, the Gunners opted to move for Leandro Trossard.
Jakub Kiwior arrived from Spezia last week to provide depth at centre-back, but a midfielder is what Arteta really wanted.
He's got his wish in the unlikeliest of players. It was reported on Monday that Arsenal had agreed a £12 million deal for Jorginho, with the Blues star signing an 18-month deal.
Jorginho has been a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge in recent years, helping the club to Europa League and Champions League glory since arriving from Napoli in 2019.
On social media, Chelsea fans believe Jorginho's departure could serve two purposes.
Chelsea are currently negotiating with Benfica to get a deal for Enzo Fernandez over the line.
The 22-year-old is undergoing a medical ahead of a British-record £105 million switch, which Chelsea are hoping to get over the line before the 11pm deadline.
Jorginho's exit means Fernandez, who won the World Cup with Argentina last year, will walk straight into the team and be ready to make a difference.
It's also crossed some supporters' minds that he could scupper Arsenal's title charge from the inside. If their hunt for a first league title in 19 years went off the rails at this point, we can point towards the Italy international.
One person joked: "Jorginho and Timo Werner sacrificing themselves for the club, I know who my GOATs are."
Another said: "Gaining the respect he didn’t get whilst he was here when he’s leaving… The story writes itself."
A third added: "A true Chelsea hero."
While someone put: "We should retire the number five in his honour."
Jorginho could make his Arsenal debut away to Everton on February 4.