Santos has lower price for Kaio Jorge and the Blues first bids of £26.6m to £20m
The Global News Nigeria learnt that the 18-year-old, Kaio Jorge has already made his first team debut, becoming the club’s sixth youngest-ever debutant when he featured at the age of just 16 years, eight months and six days against Atletico PR in September.
He has also scored four goals in three games for Brazil’s Under-15s. Such performances were rewarded with a promotion into the Under-17 side this year, where he scored in their friendly against the USA during a tournament in England last month.
He is said to be a mobile centre forward with superb technique, capable of scoring with either foot – his pace is also a notable attribute.
This wouldn’t be the first time Chelsea have brought in raw talent from Brazil. In 2011 they acquired Lucas Piazon from Sao Paulo when he was still a youth player. However, despite still being on the books at Chelsea, Piazon has struggled to live up to expectation.
If Kaio Jorge is to find himself in the blue of Chelsea, he will hope to fare better than his Brazilian compatriot.