There’s some surprising news in the Mirror that Newcastle has signed 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kennedy on loan for the season in a surprise development.
Kennedy is the player who was sent home in disgrace from Chelsea’s recent tour of China as the news made world headlines and caused outrage in China.
Chelsea was forced to issue an apology for the Brazil U20 international actions while in China.
Kennedy posted some shots on his Instagram account and wrote ‘Damn China,’ and ‘Wake up China, you idiot,’ the second comment being a reference to a photo of a sleeping security guard on duty.
It seems that Rafa Benitez – who nearly always signs players who work hard and are of good character – offered the Brazilian first team football in the north-east after the player was made available for loan by his London club.
The news is that Rafa through his contacts got the loan deal done quickly – Kennedy is an excellent young player who lost his way this summer and hopefully, it will be a life’s lesson for him.
21-year-old Kennedy of Chelsea – signed on loan
When this news was initially reported in the Chronicle, they said it was only a loan bid made by Newcastle – but the Mirror suggests we have signed him.
Kennedy joined Chelsea two years ago from Fluminense, and he’s made 22 appearances for the Chelsea first team with 2 goals and last seasons he was sent to Walford on loan last summer but had many injuries and returned to the Blues first team squad last January.
This season will be a huge challenge for Kennedy, and he has something to prove at Newcastle.
And we are almost certain that Rafa will have inserted a clause where we will have the option to buy Kennedy next summer should he do well at the club.
Now we need a goalkeeper, playmaker and at least one striker brought in still this summer.
We think Newcastle fans will welcome Kennedy who is still very young and hopefully, will learn from his horrendous mistake in China.
As I said before we all mistakes in life and then it’s how you react to the errors that are then the most important thing.
Kennedy can play on the wing and is an occasional left-back so not sure if this will cover the left-back spot for Rafa for next season.
Kennedy will have an excellent guide in Rafa Benitez, and our manager does a lot to put players on the right track in life and make them into better people as well as much better footballers.
Kennedy is a good signing for Newcastle, and we hope he has an excellent season for us in the coming term.