There’s news coming from le10sport that Newcastle United have been linked with a last-minute move for AS Monaco left-back Jorge.
The Brazilian left-back is available and Rafa Benitez desperately wants a left back brought in with all other options not coming to any fruition.
The 22-year-old has played once for Brazil and both Brazil U20 and U23 youth sides.
We suppose Newcastle want him on loan with an option to buy but the deal is called complicated.
AS Monaco’s Brazilian left-back Jorge
The report may not even be true and if the deal is complicated with just two hours left in this window – forget it – it’s not going to happen.
But Newcastle may also want to agree something for January, if not today – and that reduces the risk of Paul Dummett being inured to only half a season.
Jorge moved to Monaco for €8.5M in 2017 from Flamengo and he looks a decent enough player.
Rafa was after PSG’s Stanley N’Soki but that potential deal fell through yesterday when the player decided he was too young at 19, to join the Premier League.
Rafa is not going to be pleased if a back-up left back is not signed in the next 105 minutes – but it looks extremely unlikely we will be able to sign Jorge.
Personal note – I’m off to see the specialist for a few hours – hope we can get a left-back in!