Milan Confident They Will Sign Brazilian Starlet but It Could Take Time

Milan are in advanced talks to acquire Kaio Jorge from Santos in the summer window. His contract expires in December, but the Italian club is willing to pay a small fee to buy him right away. The player has chosen to join the Rossoneri, La Repubblica informs.

The Brazilian side have asked for €6M, while Milan are offering €4M. The parties are close and could meet in the middle. The negotiation between the two outfits does not represent a relevant hindrance. Instead, the rich commissions asked by his entourage are slowing down the deal.

Milan are very high on the 19-year-old striker and will work patiently to solve all the problems. They consider him one of the best prospects around. Moreover, they think he would grow exponentially next to the experienced Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud. It might take some patience, but they are optimistic they will manage to close the deal by the end of August.

Juventus, Lazio and Napoli eyed him on a free transfer for January 2022, but they were scared away by the €8M requested by his entourage to put pen-to-paper. Instead, Milan have decided to move forward with the acquisition as they believe he has a lot of untapped potential.

Kaio Jorge won the World Championship at the youth level with Brazil twice in 2017 and 2019. He bagged 5 goals in Copa Libertadores last season. Due to his style, he has drawn comparisons with Careca. He has totaled 16 and 4 assists in 77 appearances with Santos. His arrival would most likely lead to the departure of Rafael Leao.