Jorginho to Manchester? Why Guardiola & Mourinho are fighting over the 'new Pirlo'

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Jorginho to Manchester? Why Guardiola & Mourinho are fighting over the 'new Pirlo'
Jorginho to Manchester? Why Guardiola & Mourinho are fighting over the 'new Pirlo'

Likened to Andrea Pirlo. Celebrated as Serie A's outstanding midfielder. Urged to swap Naples for Manchester by Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. Jorginho, of Napoli, will enter this summer's transfer window with the world at his feet.

In Italy, they refer to Jorginho as a pure metodista, or playmaker. Think the just retired Pirlo, just more mobile. Indeed, it is only the former Juventus and AC Milan midfielder who sits in the top ten of most passes in a single Serie A game - the other nine slots are taken by Jorginho. His 218 against former club Hellas Verona in 2015 remains the record.

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