There were reports this past January that Newcastle were in negotiations for Juventus left-back Rogerio Oliveira da Silva, known simply as Rogerio.
There is a report in the newspaper Tuttosport that Newcastle are after the Brazilian again this summer.
Rafa after Juventus left-back Rogerio
The outlet Sportwitness has a screenshot of the actual newspaper report today which we have reproduced below.
The 21-year-old joined Sassuolo for €1.5M from Brazilian club Sport Club Internacional in the 2016 winter window.
Juventus then purchased the player that summer for €2M and loaned him back to Sassuolo for the past two seasons.
Rogerio broke into the first team at Sassuolo in February 2018 and has been a regular starter ever since. He has made 49 appearances for Sassuolo with 42 of those in the starting eleven.
While generally a left-back, he has played as a left-sided midfielder this season as well.
Now that Rogerio’s loan spell is over, he is back at Juventus but well down in the pecking order.
With Alex Sandro and Leonardo Spinazzola in their prime and ahead of him at the left back position, Juventus may be willing to cash in on the youngster.
The report claims the fee would be in the €20- €25M range.
This is an exciting young player who would fit well in Newcastle’s system at left wing-back if these reports are accurate.