Both midfielders have fallen down the pecking order at their respective clubs. The clubs are keen on a player plus cash exchange. Inter Milan remain huge admirers of Jorginho, while Chelsea are also looking to sign the former Premier League ace.
Eriksen’s form has been pretty much on the decline over the past year or so. The 28-year-old managed an ordinary return of seven goals and six assists last season despite making 54 appearances for Tottenham and Inter Milan combined. He has just scored one goal this season so far. (Stats Credit: Transfermarkt)
While his experience in the Premier League would be a plus point, the Dane’s declining form means that his signing is fraught with risk. Furthermore, quite where he would fit into Thomas Tuchel’s side is also a major issue.
Chelsea have rarely used a formation that uses a natural No.10. They have mostly used two box-to-box midfielders or a combination of holding midfielders. Eriksen is used to playing in a No.10 role, something he might not get at Chelsea.
Ever since Jorginho arrived at Stamford Bridge, he has been under constant scrutiny. There was a ruckus about him playing as a defensive midfielder instead of Kante.
After the arrival of Frank Lampard, Jorginho started to replicate the Napoli form that prompted Chelsea to sign him in the first place. He has looked assured in passing, holding up the ball and screening his defence.
Yes, he may not be an assured starter right now but he does remain one of Chelsea’s most influential and effective players. As a regista, he is a very unique player who comes with a gifted range of passing.
He adds a sense of calmness to the side and gives them that ability to control the game with ease. Chelsea would be making a huge mistake in letting go of Jorginho and bringing in Christian Eriksen.