Jorginho extends Napoli deal to 2020


Napoli have announced that Jorginho has signed a new contract until 2020.

The midfielder, who turned 24 on Sunday, has established himself as a vital part of Maurizio Sarri's system during 2015-16 and has played every game in Serie A since sitting out the opening-day defeat to Sassuolo.

Jorginho's agent stated earlier this week that he expected a new deal to be confirmed prior to the new year and Napoli have now announced a new contract with the former Verona man until the end of the 2019-2020 campaign.

"Napoli announce the renewal of the contract with Jorginho until June 30, 2020," a brief statement on the club's official website confirmed.

Jorginho was sent off during the 3-1 victory over Atalanta on Sunday, meaning he is set to miss the clash with Torino on January 6.