Juventus seal agreement to sign Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge… with teenage forward hoping to follow in the same footsteps of Neymar after leaving Santos
- Santos confirmed that Juventus had agreed terms to sign Kaio Jorge
- The 19-year-old scored 17 times in 84 matches for Brazilian outfit Santos
- The teenager becomes the latest in a long string of players to leave Santos
Serie A giants Juventus have agreed terms to sign Santos starlet Kaio Jorge for an undisclosed fee.
The 19-year-old centre forward scored 17 times in 84 games for Brazilian outfit Santos, who confirmed the news on Monday evening.
And Jorge becomes the latest in a long string of players from the port city – Robinho, Neymar and Rodrygo the most recent examples – to leave the club and sign for a European giants
Kaio Jorge is on his way to Italian giants Juventus after emerging from Santos’ academy
‘The Italian club accepted (Santos’) terms and the player has been freed to play in Europe,’ Santos said in a statement.
The youngster joined Santos at just 10 years of age and has since spent his entire career with the historic Brazilian club.
After impressing, he was given his senior debut in 2018 at the age of just 16, and the year later he won the Bronze Boot after spearheading Brazil to Under-17 World Cup glory.
Jorge will be hoping to follow in the same footsteps as compatriot and PSG star Neymar