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Arsenal target Jorginho joins Napoli

Arsenal target Jorginho joins Napoli

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Italian giants have acquired the services of Brazilian playmaker Jorginho from Hellas Verona on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old, who had been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea in recent weeks, has joined the Partenopei following a successful spell with Verona where he made 89 league appearances in three seasons, as he earned the club promotion to the Serie A last season.

Napoli chairman Aurelio de Laurentiis confirmed the news on his Twitter feed, which read: "Welcome, Jorginho! Your freshness will be useful to (Rafael) Benitez and the whole squad."

Jorginho notched up seven goals in 18 Serie A appearances for Verona this season.