Wednesday August 21 2013
Fiorentina wanted Jorginho, but…

Newly promoted Verona have played down the seriousness of Fiorentina’s reported bid to sign Jorginho.

“Fiorentina did go in search of Jorginho, but they didn’t really start a true negotiation for him,” Verona sporting director Sean Sogliano noted.

Jorginho, full name Jorge Luiz Frello, is a 21-year-old who was born in Brazil but who has represented Italy at Under-21 level.

A product of the Verona youth system, he has also been heavily linked with a possible move to Serie A giants Milan.

“Milan are a great club and it is pleasing to be paired with them,” the player stated at the start of this month.

“But I am happy here. Verona is an important place.”