Transfer News: Arsenal Target £3.5m Verona Winger Jorginho

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is interested in a move for highly rated Hellas Verona and Brazil winger Jorge Luiz Frello or simply known as Jorginho.
According to Sky Italia, Gunners boss Wenger has been urged to consider a late January move for 21-year-old Jorginho, with Italy-based scout Tony Banfield giving a glowing recommendation of the little known midfielder.

It’s thought that Banfield, whose brother Neil is Wenger’s first-team coach at the Emirates Stadium, personally called the Gunners manager this week to urge him to try and do a deal.

Jorginho has proved to be a revelation following his switch to Serie B club Verona from minnows AC Sambonifacese last year, and AC Milan and Napoli are also known to be tracking his progress.

However, with the player reportedly boasting a £3.5million buyout clause exclusively available to overseas clubs, Arsenal would be in pole position if they pushed through a transfer.

Jorginho, who was born in Brazil but grew up in Italy, would be eligible for a work permit straight away. In other Gunners transfer news, Arsenal are also back in the hunt for Barcelona striker David Villa after dropping their interest for a just a short while.

source: metro