Marc Cucurella finds out Jorginho is joining Arsenal mid-interview, he couldn't believe it
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Chelsea full-back Marc Cucurella was informed of teammate Jorginho’s impending transfer to Arsenal during an interview on Tuesday – and his reaction was priceless.
After failing in their attempts to sign Brighton's Moises Caicedo, the Gunners turned their attention to Brazilian midfielder Jorginho – a player Mikel Arteta has admired from afar.
Soon, a £12 million fee was agreed with Chelsea on transfer deadline day.
The Brazilian midfielder will sign an 18-month contract with an option to extend for a further season, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, as he attempts to help Arsenal secure a historic Premier League title.
On Tuesday afternoon, Jorginho was pictured wearing an Arsenal shirt alongside his agent, Joao Santos.
And as the image began to circulate on social media, Chelsea full-back Cucurella was speaking to sports publication GOAL when the topic cropped up in conversation.
Cucurella was asked who the smartest player is in Chelsea's squad. "It's Jorginho 100 per cent," the Spaniard said. "Because he has a..."
The 24-year-old defender was then interrupted by a member of the crew, who says they don't think he plays for Chelsea anymore. Check out the full interview below.
Marc Cucurella's reaction when we told him Jorginho was joining Arsenal 😱 pic.twitter.com/9j4zIte2Wx— GOAL (@goal) January 31, 2023
Arsenal are yet to confirm the move but Jorginho's agent, Joao Santos, posted a picture to Instagram of himself posing for a photo with Jorginho, who can be seen kitted out in an Arsenal shirt.
The Italian can be seen wearing trousers with the number 20 on them, revealing his likely squad number.
David Ornstein has already confirmed that Arsenal’s move for Jorginho will halt their pursuit of Caicedo.
He tweeted: "Arsenal advancing towards agreement to sign Jorginho from Chelsea. 31yo Italy midfielder now most likely #DeadlineDay recruit.
"Acceptance at #AFC that Brighton stance on Moises Caicedo means pursuit of 21yo Ecuadorian is over."
Here’s Jorginho in Arsenal shirt after deal signed until June 2024 with an option to further season — together with his agent João Santos ⚪️🔴🤝🏻 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2023
Official statement to follow. pic.twitter.com/duFKUjCSAs
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Topics: Jorginho, Arsenal, Chelsea, Chelsea Transfer News & Rumours, Marc Cucurella