Last summer, Sassuolo made Rogério’s transfer permanent, two years after initially taking him on loan from Juventus.
Prior to the Italian club signing the left-back on a permanent deal, Newcastle United were interested in the Brazilian.
The Magpies have now rekindled their interest, if a report from Calciomercato.it is to be believed. Their headline states the Tyneside club ‘move for’ the 22-year-old.
Rogério was sidelined in the first half of the season with a meniscus injury, and has regained prominence since the restart. He has a goal and an assist in 14 league appearances.
It’s claimed Steve Bruce’s side have ‘moved’ for the South American in the recent hours, and Newcastle want to take the player ‘straight to England’.
30-year-old Matt Ritchie is the only recognised left-back at St James’ Park, after Jetro Willems returned to Eintracht Frankfurt following his loan spell with the English club.
Therefore, the Premier League side will need to strengthen the left side of the defence this summer.
According to the Italian website, Newcastle have identified Rogério as one of the left-back targets.