Arsenal confirm Jorginho signing from Chelsea in £12m deal

Arsenal have completed the signing of midfielder Jorginho from Premier League rivals Chelsea, it was announced on Tuesday.

Sources told ESPN that the Italy international joined Arsenal in a deal worth £12 million and has signed a one-year deal with the option of another year.

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"Jorginho is a midfield player with intelligence, deep leadership skills, and a huge amount of Premier League and international experience," manager Mikel Arteta told the club's official website.

"Jorginho has won in his career, but he still has the hunger and huge willingness to contribute here.

"We are so pleased to sign Jorginho and welcome him and his family to the club."

The club had been chasing a deal for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo but have landed on Jorginho, 31, in the final days of the transfer window.

Arsenal sporting director Edu added: "Jorginho is an established professional with a strong mentality who brings quality and experience into our squad.

"He is a player who fits our style of play, and he joins us at a very good moment where he can contribute in a key position to help maintain our momentum. We welcome Jorginho to Arsenal."

Jorginho joined Chelsea in July 2018 and went on to make 213 appearances, playing a crucial role in the club winning the Europa League title in 2019 and Champions League in 2021.

He also helped Italy to the Euro 2020 title and was named UEFA Men's Player of the Year later that summer as well as finishing third in voting for the 2021 Ballon d'Or award.

The midfielder has also enjoyed spells at Napoli, Hellas Verona, Sassuolo and AC Sambonifacese.