Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jorginho attracting EPL interest; Spurs planning Kane loan

Hellas Verona F.C. midfielder Jorginho Luiz Frello is reportedly attracting interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

Hellas Verona F.C. midfielder Jorginho Luiz Frello has talked up a potential move to Arsenal or Chelsea after confirming the English Premier League duo sent scouts to watch him against Parma on Sunday.

Jorginho, 21, has turned in a number of eye-catching performances for Hellas this season, having scored five goals — including a match-winning brace, both penalties, against the Crociati at the weekend — in eight Serie A appearances.

The once-capped Italy Under-21 international, valued at around £10 million, has led Verona to five wins in eight league matches in 2013/14, which has them sitting in fourth-place in the Serie A table.

“In the match against Parma there were scouts from teams like Arsenal and Chelsea,” Jorginho told Gazetta Dello Sport.

“Maybe if I keep playing well I can show exactly what I’m worth.”

Despite netting two goals on Sunday, Jorginho’s performance against Parma was his worst of the season according to Verona boss Andrea Mandorlini.

“I changed his position more than once because he was struggling. In the end I decided to not replace him and perhaps that was the right decision.”

Hellas Verona will travel to the San Siro to face fifth-placed Internazionale on Saturday, 26 October, with Jorginho 6/1 to score at anytime.

Spurs planning Kane loan

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed England Under-21 international forward Harry Kane is likely to leave White Hart Lane on loan this season, The Tottenham & Wood Green Journal understands.

Kane, who has previously spent time on loan at Leyton Orient (2011), Millwall (2012), Norwich City (2012/13) and Leicester City (2013), has failed to break into Spurs’ first-team despite impressing in training.

The 2011/12 Millwall Young Player of the Season has made four appearances in all competitions, including one start in the Capital One Cup, for the North Londoners this term.

Kane’s lack of first-team football at White Hart Lane has prompted Villas-Boas to ponder a loan move for the 20-year-old during the January transfer window, and rightfully so.

“At the moment what I’ve been speaking to Harry about is that we are studying the possibility of him going out on loan as well – but we are happy for him to try to compete for his place, and so is he,” said AVB.

“We have lots of options up front and he understands that, but he is happy to continue to push for his place. He has been given that opportunity because he has been excellent in training, so we believe a lot in his future.”

All things considered, Kane is in contention to feature in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League clash against Moldovan side FC Sheriff Tiraspol.

Sheriff Tiraspol (8/1); Tottenham (1/3); Draw (4/1)


Shawn Etemadi



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