Wolverhampton Wanderers have missed out on signing Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge, who is reportedly going to join Juventus.

According to respected journalist Fabrizio Romano, the attacker is Italy-bound, with the Old Lady having reached an agreement for his transfer.

Kaio Jorge (Photo by CARLA CARNIEL / various sources / AFP)

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And it’s a bargain deal for the European giants.

£1.3 million will go to Jorge’s club Santos now, with a further £1.3 million to be paid in 2022 if Juve qualify for the Champions League.

Santos will also receive around £850,000 when the player makes a certain amount of appearances.

So in total, Juventus stand to pay around £3.5 million for Jorge.

Kaio Jorge (Photo by RICARDO MORAES/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The numbers involved are so low because the player’s contract with Santos expires at the end of the calendar year.


It’s a bitter blow for the Brazilian outfit, with Jorge tipped to become the next potential superstar to come out of their academy.

Wolves were linked with a move for Jorge in June, with A Bola reporting Molineux officials were keen.

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Clearly Jorge has huge potential if Juventus are signing him.

Who knows how close Wolves ever were to landing him, but £3.5 million definitely seems like a major bargain.

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Kaio Jorge (Photo by Gustavo Ortiz – Pool/Getty Images)

Jorge could excel for Juve, but hopefully Wolves fans need not be looking on in envy.

Fabio Silva has a year under his belt now and fans will hopefully get to see him realise his own big potential.

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