Kaio Jorge passed his Juventus medical and hinted at his shirt number, while Federico Bernardeschi switches to his Italy selection. This afternoon the 19-year-old striker flew in from Brazil and had his tests at the Continassa training center in Turin. It has been reported that he passed the medical with flying colours.
Kaio Jorge also signed autographs, including one on a Brazil flag with his name and a number that appeared to be 21. This has been interpreted as a hint that he will be wearing a number 21 jersey in the Juventus squad this season.
His former coach Cuca, who took Santos to that final against Palmeiras, made him the cornerstone of his team as their lone striker, stating back in January: “We are delighted with Kaio. He is not just concerned about scoring goals, he works well tactically and he leads our team from the front.”
Kaio Jorge appears to be the perfect foil for Cristiano Ronaldo. Santos boss Fernando Diniz remarked to reporters in a recent press conference, “Kaio is a player who, while still young, is playing with more and more maturity. When he plays he looks like he is 27 years old.”
“He is a player who understands his role very well, and not just for Santos, that is why he has several European teams after him. Aside from understanding his role, his confidence is sky-high.”
According to the most recent reports, after previously wearing the number 33 jersey Bernardeschi will change his Juve shirt number to 20, the same number he wore for Italy at UEFA EURO 2020. With Danilo dropping from 13 to 6, and versatile Juan Cuadrado moving from 16 to 11 the Bianconeri squad for the 2021-22 season has seen several number changes.