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The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, Episode 58: (Kaio) Jorge of the Jungle

Juventus have a new Brazilian talent coming to their ranks in a matter of days, and that means we get to figure out how to actually pronounce his name after learning how to spell it.

Santos v Gremio - Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2020 Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

We’ve officially got action, everybody.

Juventus’ transfer market is no longer quiet. Or, at the very least, we’re expecting somebody who isn’t already under contract to roll through the gates at Turin-Caselle Airport and then make his way in a brand new Jeep to J Medical.

As we were preparing for Monday’s podcast, Santos announced that they’ve struck a deal with Juventus for 19-year-old Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge, a player the Bianconeri have been interested in for the past 12 months. That came a few hours after Juventus announced that Giorgio Chiellini has signed a contract extension through 2023, which — just like we said the last time he signed a new deal — could be the last contract he signs before heading off into retirement.

A busy, busy day. And that’s even before you throw in the suddenly deluge of transfer rumors that we’re getting involving Juventus, Manuel Locatelli and Merih Demiral. Fun, right?

On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss:

  • Juventus’ suddenly happening signing of Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge.
  • We also try to figure out how to actually pronounce “Kaio Jorge.”
  • The domino effect that is Juventus sending Merih Demiral to Atalanta and what it means for Juve’s attempt to sign Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli.
  • Also, the domino effect that is Demiral leaving and the impact on Juve’s depth in the center of defense considering that Giorgio Chiellini is 37 years old with his lengthy injury history and Leonardo Bonucci is 35 years old.
  • Max Allegri did some experimenting over the weekend against Monza and that meant Juventus’ new deep-lying midfielder was ... Aaron Ramsey?!
  • Twitter questions!

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