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Ferdinand and Redknapp Clash Over Jorginho’s Move to Arsenal

Ferdinand and Redknapp Clash Over Jorginho’s Move to Arsenal

Rio Ferdinand, a former member of Manchester United, has praised Arsenal’s decision to acquire Jorginho from Chelsea during the January transfer window.

According to football.london, the Gunners have reached an agreement with the Blues to sign central midfielder Jorginho.

The veteran Italian will join the north London club for £10 million in guaranteed fees and an additional £2 million in add-ons.

The former Napoli player will sign a contract at the Emirates Stadium until the summer of 2024, with the club holding the option for an additional year, according to Ferdinand.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, the ex-England international said: “I think it’s a good signing. It’s shrewd.

“I’ve been known to criticise Jorginho. And even just to clarify that, I was criticising him because the way Chelsea played at the beginning when he was there didn’t help him.

“Whatever you think of him, on the ball, he’s a fine passer of the ball, especially cutting through the lines, he keeps it ticking. I don’t see him being a starter for Arsenal, I’ve got to be honest.

“Everything I hear about him as a pro has been positive. Nothing but positive. In the changing room, he’s a leader.”

However, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is not as optimistic about the Gunners’ pursuit of Jorginho as Rio Ferdinand.

 “No, I wouldn’t see where he would fit”, Redknapp told TalkSPORT when asked about the 31-year-old’s proposed move to north London.

“I couldn’t see him getting in the team. He’s obviously a top player, I mean that Arsenal team at the moment, in that starting XI there’s not many places up for grabs in that team.”

Ferdinand and Redknapp Clash Over Jorginho’s Move to Arsenal

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