Benitez confirms Jorginho set to join Napoli

The 22-year-old midfielder has arrived at the club's base at Castel Volturno for a medical but has not yet finalised the terms of his contract with the Partenopei
Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has confirmed that the club are on the verge of signing Jorginho from Verona.

The Brazil-born midfielder underwent a medical at Castel Volturno on Saturday morning but has yet to agree terms with the Partenopei.

"We all know that Jorginho is here but we must still wait to finalise his contract," Benitez explained at a press conference on Saturday.

"We need a little more time to do so. He will not be available for Bologna-Napoli [on Sunday afternoon].

"But Jorginho is useful for both the present and future and knows Italian football.

"But it is not easy to find other reinforcements. Finding the best of the ones currently available is difficult.

"It is also imperative to remain within the financial parameters of the club and not to squander money."

Napoli currently sit third in Serie A, 10 points behind leaders Juventus.