Transfer News: Chelsea’s Chief Granovskaia intensify blues interest to sign Kaio Jorge from Santos

Transfer News: Chelsea’s Chief Granovskaia intensify blues interest to sign Kaio Jorge from Santos
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia have expressed an interest in Santos centre-forward Kaio Jorge. Touted to be a future star, the 18-year-old has featured six times for Santos since joining them as a ten-year-old in 2012.

One of the brightest prospects from South America, Jorge, dubbed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo. put in eye-catching displays for his national side Brazil in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Jorge scored five goals in the competition, including one in the final against Mexico and was awarded the Bronze Boot as Brazil emerged eventual champions. To date, he has played 11 matches for the U-17 side and has 7 goals and 2 assists

to his name, speaking volumes about his talent.

His impressive goal-scoring form in front of the goal for Brazil, saw the youngster being offered three games in the top-flight league in 2019. Young Jorge was also included most recently in Santos’ two games in the 2020 Copa Libertadores tournament, where he racked up one goal.

Brazil’s Kaio Jorge celebrates after winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup in November last year. (Getty Images)

With the teenage sensation growing in stature and his performances improving with time, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has now shown an interest in him. However, the youngster won’t be available for cheap as he has a £69m release clause in his current contract with Santos.

Jorge could be an excellent signing for the future by Chelsea

Chelsea had to rely on the side’s youngsters and academy talents mostly this season due to a transfer ban. However, they still managed to climb to fourth this season. Lampard’s decision to rely on his side’s youngsters bore fruits as academy players such as Tammy Abraham

and Mason Mount have delivered the goods, becoming key players in the Chelsea line-up.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard during a press conference. 

However, with the transfer window around the corner, Lampard he needs to bring new faces into the squad if Chelsea are to stay on top in the long run. That said, the Blues’ interest in teenager Jorge makes complete sense, even though they have completed signing German ace Timo Werner.

Jorge can also ease the goalscoring burden on top-scorer Abraham, who has scored 15 league goals for them this term. He also fits the mould of young talents that Lampard has hugely relied on this season as he builds a team for the future. Hence, Chelsea’s decision to make a move for Jorge would be a step in the right direction