Arsenal’s scouts have been present in Napoli’s games and Joao Santos, the agent of Napoli’s midfielder Jorginho have suggested that Arsenal could be interested in his client, according to the Metro.
The Gunners are in search of midfield reinforcements after injuries to Francis Coquelin and Santi Carzola and the midfielder has been previously watched by Arsenal chief scout Tony Banfield, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
When quizzed about his client future, Santos said: “I don’t know if the Arsenal scouts were in Genoa for Jorginho,” Joao Santos told Radio Crc. “I’m not surprised that the player is doing very well – especially in light of the change of coach – and that top clubs are interested in him,”
“One of the head scouts of Arsenal is well-known, and so I know he was at Marassi for the Napoli match. Right now we’re more thinking about Jorginho at Napoli than the transfer market.”
“I’m in Brazil, and when I’m back we can discuss my client’s contract. The priority is getting a call-up for the national team, then there’s the January transfer market. If Napoli receive an irrefutable offer for Jorginho in January then it’s normal that we’d make our assessments.”
The Gunners are thin in the defensive midfield position and Jorginho who has impressed at Napoli this season and could be a decent addition to the Gunners side.