Jorginho's brilliant summer continues after he won the UEFA Player of the Year award after a double title in Europe.
He scored a commendable hat-trick when he was named UEFA Player of the Year last season. The midfielder defeated Chelsea teammate N'Golo Kante and Manchester City player Kevin de Bruyne to win the grand prize. Chelsea's 5th place was officially announced on Thursday in the Champions League.
Jorginho, Kante and De Bruyne reached the final three ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. Manchester City reached the final last season at Porto and the first game of the year just got better as they won the European Championship with Italy.
Two months later, playing every game Or If Jorginho is crowned the winner of this award, he will become the second player besides Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win it since 2008 after Luka Modric received the award three years ago behind Messi, Lewandowski and Kante, and next to Kylian Mbappe.
With Georges cementing his place among the best midfielders in the world over the past year, Chelsea said they also plan to reward him with a new long term contract. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Georges is one of the team's first players.
Chelsea wants to hire. The club's owners are expected to meet the player and his representatives in the coming weeks and months to propose a new contract.
Tuchel was named coach of the year after leading Chelsea's European glory earlier this summer.
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