£17m Newcastle United-linked left-back set to agree transfer ‘in the next 24 hours’ — CEO confirms

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The Brazilian has been linked with Newcastle United over the last three years.

Newcastle United-linked left-back Rogerio is set to join VfL Wolfsburg from Sassuolo after the two clubs agreed a transfer fee.

The Brazilian almost moved to St James’ Park under Steve Bruce in 2020 when talks had taken place over a reported £12.5million switch. United, however, opted to sign Jamal Lewis from Norwich City for £15m instead but an injury-hit spell saw the Northern Ireland international join Watford on a season-long loan last week.

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Rogerio has continued to be linked with a move to Tyneside over the last three years, including January. And, as recently as June, Italian publication Calciomercato claimed Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund had made contact as Sassuolo reportedly demanded between £13m to £17m.

Sassuolo left-back Rogerio is expected to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.  (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)Sassuolo left-back Rogerio is expected to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.  (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
Sassuolo left-back Rogerio is expected to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Constant speculation surrounding Rogerio is set to come to an end, however, as the 25-year-old closes in on a move to Wolfsburg. As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, a permanent deal is set to become completed in the next 24 hours, which is subject to the player agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

This was also confirmed by Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali. As quoted by Romano, Carnevali said: “We have reached an agreement with Wolfsburg to sell Rogerio. It depends on the player now”. Rogerio rejoined Sassuolo in August 2017 Juventus and has gone on to make 156 appearances.

Having spent £90million on Sandro Tonali and Harvey Barnes from AC Milan and Leicester City, respectively, so far this summer, Newcastle remain in talks with Southampton over signing England under-21s full-back Tino Livramento.

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While Livramento is predominantly a right-back, he can play at left-back, as can Kieran Trippier. United sporting director Dan Ashworth is a huge admirer of the 21-year-old and sees him as a long-term replacement for Trippier, who turns 34 next year, at both club and international level.

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