Saturday January 18 2014
Official: Napoli sign Jorginho

Jorginho is officially a Napoli player after completing his transfer from Hellas Verona.

The 22-year-old creative midfielder was already in Naples today to undergo a medical and whittle down the final details of the contract.

This afternoon Verona released a statement confirming they sold half of Jorginho’s ownership to Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

It is reported this cost €5.5m and Napoli will pay a further €5m at the end of the season to make the move permanent.

He signed a contract until June 2018 and will wear the Number 8 jersey.

“I am happy to wear the Napoli jersey, as this is a great club with wonderful fans. It’ll be fantastic to play at the San Paolo and I can’t wait to start my Azzurri adventure,” he told the official club website.

Jorge Luiz Frello Filho was born in Brazil, but has been in Italy for many years and plays his international football for the Azzurri.