Former England striker, Dean Ashton, has named Chelsea’s Jorginho to be on the list for this year’s Ballon d’ Or.
Jorginho has been receiving plenty of praise after his history-making season for both club and country.
The midfielder won the Champions League with Chelsea and also won the Euro 2020 with Italy.
The 29-year-old is expected to rival Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, for the Ballon d’ Or after the Argentine won the Copa America earlier this month.
Recall that the Ballon d’ Or was not handed out in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“N’Golo Kante was definitely on the list before Euro 2020,” Ashton said to TalkSport. “Jorginho should be as well.
“Whether the people who are deciding it look in as much depth as you need to just understand how good Jorginho is, how important he is to Chelsea, how important he is to Italy, that’s just another thing.”
“If you look in depth at Jorginho, he is so important,” Ashton added.
“What he does for the side, both defensively and offensively, is so vital to Chelsea and Italy lifting trophies.”