• Juventus are expected to make a big money transfer move
  • Juventus reportedly ready to make more efforts to sign Brazilian youngster dubbed as New Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Juventus expected to sign another striker

Juventus are reportedly ready to make more efforts to sign Brazilian youngster dubbed as “the new Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Kaio Jorge is the 18-year-old youngster drawing interest from a number of European teams. Jorge has been labeled the '”new Ronaldo” due to his stature and significantly similar attributes to “CR7” – superb technique, quick feet and a strong aerial ability.

At 15, was already promoted to the Santos Under-20 squad. He made his professional debut for the first-team in September 2018, having been promoted to the senior side following a string of impressive displays in the youth ranks.

The 2019 Under-17 World Cup winner was called up to Brazil Under-15s for the 2017 South American Under-15 Championship where he scored four goals in only three matches. In the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Jorge netted five goals including one in the 2-1 defeat to Mexico in the final, and went on to win the Bronze Boot.

Recent reports claim that clubs are showing interest in Jorge who has already equalled a record previously set by his fellow countrymen Neymar in Brazilian youth football.

A number of leading European clubs keeping a close eye on the South American teenager ahead of a potential big-money move. But according to, Juventus are keen to tie up a deal to secure the services of Santos' highly-rated Brazilian youngster,

Should Juve want to lure him away from his homeland, they would have to rack up a staggering $56.5million which would activate the teenagers' release clause. Under contract until December 2021, he joined the famed youth set-up in 2012 as a 10-year-old, Forbes reported.

Juventus sit among the pack setting up their next move with the Bianconeri monitoring Jorge’s progress and the interest of others. Juve are even reportedly prepared to step up their efforts to land the hot prospect away from his homeland, but have other areas of their squad in greater need of reinforcement at present.

Cristiano Ronaldo hit back with four goals for Portugal after being substituted in Juventus's last two games.
Cristiano Ronaldo AFP / Marco Bertorello

The Serie A giants are expected to be in the market for another striker during the next transfer window. Former Bianconeri star Luca Toni suggested that Gabriel Jesus “would be the most suitable to play with Ronaldo.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona is also reportedly close to acquiring their new Lionel Messi – Juan Sebastian Sforza, captain of the U17 national team representing in the FIFA World Cup.

Sforza is being viewed as Barcelona’s future Messi because he is believed to be built the same way as the Argentine superstar. Aside from the fact that Messi and Sforza are both from Argentina, they are also both developed by same club – “Newell’s Old Boys.”