Who is Kaio Jorge? The ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ who will sign for Juventus

Robin Bairner
Who is Kaio Jorge? The ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ chased by Arsenal and Chelsea

Kaio Jorge is Juventus bound, with the talented Santos youngster having also attracted interest from clubs such as Milan, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Still a teenager, the forward is regarded as something of a sensation in his homeland of Brazil, where he already has eight goals for Santos in Serie A.

Now he is heading to Juventus, with the Turin club having brokered a deal for his signing.

“Juventus have offered what we wanted," Santos president Andres Rueda confirmed on Monday.

And so the man dubbed the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ is set to team up with the ‘original Cristiano Ronaldo’ in Italy as he makes the first major move of his career.

What position does Kaio Jorge play in?

Kaio Jorge is a centre forward, who is noted for his ability to press opposition defenders but also in terms of his ball retention.

How good is Kaio Jorge?

The 19-year-old is a youngster who has been dubbed as the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ because of his stature, strength in the air and technical ability.

He has been highly regarded in Brazil for years. Indeed, he was named in the national Under-15 squad and scored four goals in three matches the 2017 South American Championship at that standard.

Of course, having come through Santos’ youth system, he has also been inevitably likened to Neymar because of his quick feet.

While he has shown much promise, he has not made the explosive start to his career that the Paris Saint-Germain man did and ranks modestly among his Serie A peers in terms of raw statistics.

Any club is buying him for the potential that could be unlocked.

What clubs are interested in Kaio Jorge?

On Sunday 25 July, Santos confirmed that they have received an official bid from AC Milan for Kaio Jorge..

Arsenal and Chelsea were both interested in the player, while from Italy, Inter, Napoli and Roma also monitored his progress.

Juventus, though, have won the day.

When does Kaio Jorge’s contract expire?

Kaio Jorge’s deal with Santos is up on December 31, 2021.

What is Kaio Jorge’s Instagram?

As of August 2021, Kaio Jorge’s Instagram had 444k followers.  

Who is Kaio Jorge’s girlfriend?

Kaio Jorge is not currently publicly dating anyone.