Would it make sense if Arsenal went for Jorginho?
Arsenal are in for the Italian but would it be the right move for the Gunners.
What's in the news?
Arsenal want to sell Torreira, whereas Atletico Madrid want him on a season-long loan. However, a move for the Uruguayan is still imminent, as Arsenal will include an option to make this deal permanent next year.
This saga gets bigger as Arsenal could secure the signing of their long term target Partey. The Ghana international is a prime target for M. Arteta Amatriain as he looks to strengthen his midfield. Thomas Partey has a release clause of £45m, but the funds could allow Arsenal to part-fund if they get a deal for Torreira.
Should Arsenal sign Jorginho?
Arsenal currently have a bunch of midfielders who are not good enough. Arteta looks reluctant to include M. Guendouzi Olié in his plans. As mentioned above, Torreira seems set to leave as well. D. Ceballos Fernández is the only one who looks a significant part of Arteta's rebuilding plans. Meanwhile, G. Xhaka has improved massively under new management. Still, Arsenal need a World Class midfielder who can add robustness to the side.
In that case, Thomas Partey would be an excellent signing. However, Jorginho would be a waste of money. The Italian is a brilliant passer of the ball, but his tackling is very poor. His game reading has also been costly to Chelsea, and his lack of robustness is a concern as well.
Houssem Aouar wouldn't make sense from a defensive perspective, but otherwise, he would be excellent. However, Arsenal financial situation is not healthy, and a double move would seem out of their budget.
Overall, a move for Jorginho would be a waste of money as they have already got similar players in Xhaka and Ceballos. A move for Thomas Partey would make this Arsenal side solid in the midfield. He would provide exceptional protection to the backline with his game reading ability. If Arsenal get him, it will make them strong contenders for the top four spots.