In January of 2019, there were reports that Newcastle were negotiating for Brazilian left-back Rogerio Oliveira da Silva.
Rogerio, at the time, was on the books at Juventus but in the midst of a two-year loan spell at fellow Serie A club Sassuolo. He eventually moved to Sassuolo permanently for around £5m last summer.
The 22-year-old suffered a meniscus injury in the first game of last season that sidelined him until December. He slowly forced his way back into the Sassuolo side making a total of 16 appearances with 1 goal and 1 assist.
Sport Witness have a report citing Italian outlet Calcio Mercato that Newcastle are moving for the left-back this summer.
No proposed fee is mentioned in the report but he could be seen as a legitimate option if Newcastle are unable to bring back either Danny Rose or Jetro Willems, who both spent time on loan last season.
If Steve Bruce is committed to playing a back four next season, we’ll need to bring in at least one left-back to the club as currently, only Paul Dummett is on the books with experience at the position.
Rogerio is a former Brazil U23 international who has made 65 total appearances for Sassuolo. He joined the Juventus U19s in 2016 but never made a first-team appearance for the Italian giants.
We wouldn’t expect Rogerio to cost very much which could be why Newcastle have renewed their interest in him. With news yesterday of the takeover being all but dead, Newcastle are going to have to be in the hunt for bargains this summer.