In a recent report, Calciomercato claimed that Newcastle United have made a move for Sassuolo full-back Rogerio. It has been stated that the Magpies are eyeing a move to recruit the Brazilian defender this summer.
Rogerio’s Decent Run Of Form In Serie A
Rogerio has put in a run of impressive displays on the left side of Sassuolo’s defence in the previous campaign. The Brazilian sensation failed to score a goal but picked up four assists in 37 matches for the Italian side last season in various competitions.
The 25-year-old has been a reliable performer on the left flank based on his average of 1.0 tackles, 1.0 interceptions, 1.7 clearances, 0.8 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per game in Serie A. He has even distributed the ball well from the back as he has made 83% of his attempted passes in the Italian first division (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the Italian club will expire at the end of next season. Hence, Newcastle could potentially land Rogerio on a cut-price deal this summer.
What Will Rogerio Add To Newcastle United Boss Eddie Howe’s Side?
Rogerio is a solid tackler of the ball and can time his challenges well to secure the ball back for his team inside his half. He doesn’t mind putting his foot through the ball when the opposition are on the offensive.
The Brazilian talent can also engineer some inviting opportunities for his teammates to find the back of the net. He can even strike the ball with power from long-range.
Rogerio is good enough to earn a regular starting place at St. James’ Park next season. He might even help the Tyneside club challenge across all competitions over the next few years.
The Brazilian will add more quality to Newcastle‘s backline and would serve as an upgrade over Dan Burn at the Tyneside club. Thus, Howe should focus on trying everything he can to lure Rogerio to the northwest of England during this summer transfer window.
At 25, he has got his best years ahead of him, so Howe has every reason to be optimistic about getting the best out of the talented full-back as long as he makes a smooth transition to life in Premier League football.