An update has emerged on Wolves target Kaio Jorge, regarding Juventus’ interest in his services.
The report claims that Wolves are looking for competition for Raul Jimenez and have identified Jorge as a target, with Italian giants Juventus also showing an interest in the Brazilian. He is out of contract in December and is currently available to sign a pre-contract agreement with any side in Europe.
Wolves must act now to secure a deal for Jorge as quickly as possible. Juventus’ interest in him is concerning, given that they play in the Champions League and compete for titles, and that is why Wolves must move urgently and strike an agreement with the forward before the Italian side have a chance to beat them to it.
The striker, who has a £43m release clause, could be a much-needed addition to Bruno Lage’s squad this summer following the club’s struggles in front of goal last season. Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves were the club’s top-scorers in the Premier League with five each, highlighting the need for a centre-forward to arrive at Molineux in the coming months.
Jorge has shown flashes of quality and potential for Santos in the past 18 months. The 19-year-old has scored 15 times in 75 appearances for Santos at senior level, including an impressive haul of five goals in 12 games at the Copa Libertadores in 2020. His former coach Rui Aguias also hailed the forward’s “excellent” attitude and believes that he has the potential to make it to the top. Although, he does not think that it will happen instantly and patience is required with the youngster.
“Kaio Jorge unquestionably has qualities. He’s a kid with an excellent attitude in training and in play, physically available and brave. In technical terms he’s not a player who excels, he’s not for 1v1 or holding the ball.
“However, it seems to me that he has some way to go. I don’t think he’s ready for big demands. He’s an athlete with a future and potential, but I don’t see him coming to a European club and imposing himself without reservations. He’s a good player project, with quality.
“It’s an opportunity to bet on a young player, on a club that is going through difficulties and will want to sell. Forwards are expensive, but Kaio Jorge could prove to be a very successful bet in the future. But he’s not at that level yet.”
The attacker has also been compared with Cristiano Ronaldo with his quick feet and ability in the air highlighting how much potential the teenager has and why Wolves must act quickly to secure a deal.
His quality in the final third could help to ease the goalscoring burden on Jimenez, whilst also being a player that could become more influential in the future.