Newcastle have been linked for the first time with 20-year-old Juventus left-back Rogerio – full name – Rogerio Oliveira da Silva.
He started his career at Internacional in Brazil before signing on at Juventus back in 2016.
Rogerio has played for both the Brazil U17 side and the Brazil U20 side, and he is currently on a two-year loan at Sassuolo, which has half a season to run.
Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that Newcastle United are interested in signing the player who has played 19 times for Sassuolo this season and 32 times in total.
20-year-old Juventus left-back Rogerio
According to the report, there are three Premier League clubs are interested in bringing him to England this month.
The other two PL clubs are identified as being Wolves and Arsenal.
The Italian powerhouse are open to selling the Brazilian at the right price this month, and the report states that a transfer to England is ‘maturing.’
That would suggest the two clubs most interested are talking to Juventus officials about a possible permanent deal.
Newcastle and Wolves are those two clubs.
Rafa wants to bring in an attacking left back to offer cover and competition for local lad Paul Dummett.
With Newcastle again short of transfer funds Rafa could want a loan deal with an option to buy in the summer.