‘Marvellous’ Arsenal star wants to leave this summer, club has already enquired about signing him

Arsenal could be set to see a key player leave this summer after a recent revelation.
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As Arsenal continue their summer business, a new name has been added to the potential departure list ahead of the new season. Jorginho has reportedly told the club that he wants to leave North London this transfer window and a potential suitor has already enquired about his terms.

That’s according to a surprise claim from TRT Spor, who report that Fenerbahçe are the team who are monitoring Jorginho. The Turkish outfit are looking to strenghthen their midfield this summer and the Italian is on their radar, despite him only signing for Arsenal in January.

Jorginho made the move from Chelsea on an 18-month deal worth £12 million. His current contract is due to run out in June 2024, but there is an option for Arsenal to extend it for an extra year. However, based on this new revelation, it seems unlikely the Gunners will get to that point. Fenerbahçe have also already made contact over the 31-year-old and have asked about the transfer conditions.

Jorginho is a highly-rated and experienced player and he has received praise in abundance over the years, even from opposition managers. Back in 2018, when the Italian was still at Napoli, they met with Manchester City during the Champions League and Pep Guardiola described him as a ‘marvellous’ player.

Jorginho was a regular under Mikel Arteta last season, playing in all but five Premier League matches since he signed. However, since the signing of Declan Rice, it’s hard to see where the Italian will be picked to start over the former West Ham captain.

Arsenal are looking to cash in on some first team players this window as they look to balance the books following a hefty spending spree. They have splashed out on their three marquee signings so far, including the record £108 million acquisition of Rice. Adding on the price paid for Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber, Arsenal have forked out more than £200 million and now need to raise funds before they consider any further signings.