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

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  • Jul 21, 2021

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

Kaio Jorge is regarded as one of the hottest young players in South American football, where he has impressed sufficiently for Santos to catch the eye of Arsenal and Chelsea.

He already has nine senior goals to his credit, with these arriving in Brazil’s Serie A and the Copa Libertadores, earmarking him as a player to watch.

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And as the summer transfer window approaches, interest is ratcheting up in a 19-year-old who seems to have a big future in the game.

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?

Arsenal will hope that Edu’s Brazilian roots might give them an edge as they battle Chelsea for the attacker’s signature.

From Italy, Juventus have long been linked with him, while there is purportedly interest from Inter, Napoli and Roma.

Santos, however, are keen to renew the player’s contract with a view to selling him at a later point.

The latest club credited with an interest is Atletico Madrid.

When does Kaio Jorge’s contract expire?

Kaio Jorge’s deal with Santos is up on December 31, 2021. The club are confident of renewing his contract, however.

What is Kaio Jorge’s Instagram?

As of July 2021, Kaio Jorge’s Instagram had 387k followers.  

Who is Kaio Jorge’s girlfriend?

Kaio Jorge is not currently publicly dating anyone.