Luciano Spalletti has confirmed that Italy will indeed move on from Jorginho as a PK taker following his latest error against North Macedonia. Italy didn’t pay the price for it last Friday, unlike in other instances, most notably in both World Cup qualifiers versus Switzerland in 2021.
A place at Euro 2024 will be on the line when Ukraine and Italy lock horns in a qualifying Group C second-place six-pointer at the BayArena on Monday. Despite starting the last round of qualifiers level on points, Luciano Spalletti's men are in firm control of their qualification hopes.
Luciano Spalletti quickly cut to the chase and explained his decision to exclude captain Ciro Immobile from the call-ups for the two final Euro 2024 qualifiers in the presser to kick off the preparation: "I selected the three starters that had the best condition in my mind."
Luciano Spalletti will issue the Italy call-ups for the key qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine on Friday night. There could be a pair of surprises and returns to the Azzurri roster. Budding Monza star Andrea Colpani has been pre-selected, but he could be surpassed at the last corner by Jorginho.
Jorginho is open to returning to Serie A down the line. He and Arsenal will revisit his situation in 2024. His agent Joao Santos spoke about the midfielder and Napoli newcomer Natan: “He’ll stay put this year, then we don’t know what could happen in the future."
Lazio could sign a new deep-lying playmaker to add more technique to their midfield, but a reunion between Jorginho and Maurizio Sarri isn’t in the cards. His agent Joao Santos stated that the Azzurri staple would stay at Arsenal in an interview: "I don't know if the Biancocelesti have the money."
Napoli midfield ace Piotr Zielinski is the favorite to take the Serbian midfield maestro's place, although two more names are also in the running to arrive in midfield.
Italy will face Spain in the second semi-final in Enschede on June 15, before playing either hosts Netherlands or Croatia in the third place/final three days later.
Jorginho has completed a deadline day move across London as the Italian midfielder swapped blue for red in a £12 million move from Chelsea to Arsenal. He becomes just the fourth ever Italian to play for Arsenal and the former Napoli man will add important cover to the midfield. Below, we take you through a brief history of Italian players at Arsenal as well as the impact Jorginho could have on their title hopes for this season.
Runaway Serie A leaders Napoli are not alone in the race to sign soon-to-be free agent Jorginho from Chelsea at the end of the season. As reported by Spanish outlet Sport, La Liga pacesetters Barcelona have added the Italian midfielder to their list of targets.
Agent Joao Santos says despite no contacts being established between the two parties, Jorginho would be happy with an approach when the winter transfer window opens.
Juventus are set to step up their efforts to sign Jorginho. The Bianconeri wish to overhaul their midfield in the summer. They are mulling over the opportunity of onboarding both the Azzurri maestro and Paul Pogba. Director Cherubini is in London.