During his time at Santos, Kaio Jorge was considered one of the best talents in South American football.
Juventus managed to win the race for the youngster’s signature in the summer of 2021, but his time in Turin has been anything but pleasant.
The striker initially battled for a first-team slot, and while playing a match for the club’s Under-23 side in February, he suffered a ruptured patella that has sidelined him ever since.
So while the Brazilian should be available for selection for the restart in January, it’s unlikely he’ll find room within Max Allegri’s current squad.
But according to Calciomercato, Flamengo would like to bring Kaio home on a two-year loan deal with the right to buy.
Mengao is one of the biggest clubs in the Americas and recently won the Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the Champions League.
Whether Juventus would be willing to agree to such terms, however, remains to be seen as it could realistically signal the end of the youngster’s time in Turin.
Juve FC says
While sending Kaio on loan in January seems like a logical plan, the reported terms suggest that Flamengo would like to keep the player forever.
So it might be smarter to find the 20-year-old an Italian club willing to offer him some space and allow him to gain valuable Serie A experience on dry loan.