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Juventus and Santos reach Keoh Jorge deal

The 19-year-old is ready to transfer to Turin at a cheap price because his club wants to avoid losing him in a free transfer in December

Santos striker Kaio Jorge (Kaio Jorge) is preparing to transfer to Juventus in the summer because the Italian giant is about to transfer the young gem.

Target It is understood that Juventus almost reached an agreement with Santos on the 19-year-old player, who will expire at the end of 2021.

Keo can travel to Italy as soon as Thursday to complete his transition.

Juventus bargaining

Taking advantage of his expiring contract, which means he can leave freely in December, Juventus obtained relatively favorable terms from Santos to sell their precious young people.

The old woman will spend 3 million euros on Kaio, half of which will be paid this year, the rest will be paid in 2022, and a bonus of 1 million euros.

Santos will also receive 5% of any future sales profits and will give priority to loan relocation when the loan is moved back to Brazil.

Benfica also showed interest in Keo, but he seemed ready to choose Turin after the sudden appearance of Villabelmiro.

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Keo is a native of Olinda, Pernambuco. He joined Santos at the age of 10 and has since spent his entire career in this historic Brazilian club.

In 2018, when he was 16 years old, he was handed over to his first team debut by the then coach Kuka. The following year he won the bronze boot award in the World Cup under 17 years old in Brazil.

However, it was in 2020 that the teenager really came to the fore, losing to Palmeiras during Santos’s participation in the Copa Libertadores final.

He completed that game as the club’s top scorer, and in the process of entering the deciding game, he scored 5 goals in 12 games.

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