This Player To Be Newcastle’s Seventh Signing This Summer

21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kenedy looks to be the next player through the door at Newcastle.

His move has been delayed by Chelsea as they try to bring in a couple of players before they allow the Brazilian U20 International to go on a season loan to Newcastle.

They still haven’t signed anybody lately, but the news is they have a cool £100M to spend on new players before the transfer deadline on August 31.

It does seem to be a done deal with no other clubs coming in for Kenedy.

Newcastle were trying to get this deal completed this week.

That was to try to give everybody associated with Newcastle a bit of a lift after we have lost our first three games of the season.

Kenedy can play as a left winger or left full-back, and he is likely to challenge Paul Dummett for the starting left-back position at Newcastle, and he should be a good signing for us.

Hopefully, the club will have arranged an option to buy Kenedy next year if he impresses at Newcastle in the Premier League.

Kenedy has played 22 times with two goals for the Chelsea first team, but 20 of those appearances was when Guus Hiddink was the manager in the 2015/16 season after Jose Mourinho was fired.

But when Jose signed him in the summer of 2015 from Fluminense he said he had a lot of confidence in the then 19-year-old:

“We brought Kenedy with us because we believe in him. He’s a very young kid we believe a lot in.”

“We have conditions to get him a work permit because we want him. We don’t want him to go out on loan.”

“I think we have what the rules demand to get him a permit.”

After Kenedy was sent home from the China tour in disgrace, it’s not clear if he still has a future at Chelsea and maybe that future lies with Newcastle.

Here’s the current transfer status at Newcastle at the moment with Kenedy being classed as pending for at least two weeks.

Christian Atsu£6.2MChelsea
Florian Lejeune£8.8MEibar
Jacob Murphy£10MNorwich
Javier Manquillo£4.5MAtletico Madrid
Mikel MerinoLoan - seasonBorussia Dortmund
Joselu£5.0MStoke City
Transfer Fees In£34.5M
Vurnon AnitaReleasedAston Villa
Sammy AmeobiReleasedBolton
Haris VuckicReleasedFC Twente
Lubo SatkaReleasedFC DAC 1904
Florian Thauvin£10.0MMarseille
Kevin Mbabu£1.0MYoung Boys
Matz SelsLoan - seasonAnderlecht
Yoan GouffranReleasedGoztepe
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBolton
Lewis Gibson£1.0M initiallyEverton
Daryl Murphy£2.0MNottingham Forest
Ivan ToneyLoan - seasonWigan Athletic
Emmanuel Riviere£1.0MMetz
Siem de Jong£4.0MAjax
Grant Hanley£3.5MNorwich City
Tim KrulLoan - seasonBrighton
Achraf LazaarLoan - seasonBenevento
Transfer Fees Out£22.5M
Net Spend£12.0M

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8 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 25, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Jovetic, Mitrovic and Joselu would be a great collection of strikers to have. Praet too, and Kenedy. Wonderful, to go along with the business we’ve already done. I do think time has run out though for us to get a squad that Rafa will be remotely satisfied with. Wishful thinking surely now to imagine we can move out 3 to 6, and bring in 3 top additions in the six days remaining.

  • G

    Aug 25, 2017 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t really see the appeal in Jovetic if I am honest. I think the player has lost his confidence and desire. If the lad isn’t keen on a return to England and only wants a move to Spain then he will only be motivated by money. If that’s the case, then I don’t expect to see him putting in a shift over here. I was never really impressed by him at either City or Inter either.

  • Fostino

    Aug 25, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Rada dream side for toon

    Manquillo lejune Clark Kennedy
    Ritchie praet shelvey merino Murphy jovetic

    Poor enough

  • Fostino

    Aug 25, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #4

    We should be trying to sign outcast English players like gibbs..Delph. .ashley young. .ings…bring Carroll and froster home.

    Instead we get Manquillo. ..merino..joselu…Spanish outcasts

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Aug 25, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #5


    He was injured a lot at city… He kept getting knocks but he was eye catching when he got a run of games. I remember him as a winger with fiorentina, broke into the side very young with huge expectations but niggly injuries have stopped him from reaching his full potential, a versatile and intelligent forward player from what I’ve seen over the years although admittedly I havent seen much off him since city let him go. If he still has the hunger he once had I’d have him in a heartbeat and if he is pushing for a move to Spain then I highly doubt he is money motivated as he would get a better contract in the PL compared to Sevilla.

  • Toondog2

    Aug 25, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #6


    I agree,but is it even possible? who knows.

    Never easy following the Toon is it;always a roller coaster

    Really silly money in the transfer market nowadays .I don’t know where it is going to stop ,no way we can compete with this .

    Any hope of a Qatari Sheikh buying the Toon cos thats the only way to compete in these days of monopoly money .

  • rowla75

    Aug 25, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Much as FCB would like you to, I don’t think you can count Merino’s 2.5m loan fee as part of transfer spending!

  • isleofmanman

    Aug 25, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Its time to remember…

    Even if we are relegated this season the club’s TV handouts will have been £100m+

    Freddie Shepherd sold the club to Ashley who decided to complete the deal without any due diligence

    Imagine his surprise when he discovered the level of debt Shepherd had left behind. He paid it off

    Ashley’s Sports Direct – because of his and his management team’s incompetence – is held in contempt by the Stock Market and shares are half of what they were 5 years ago

    In other words Ashley’s wealth has halved due to circumstances totally within his control

    Under these circumstances he has clearly decided to make NUFC self-funding and will no doubt trouser the surplus from this season to repay himself

    This is despite Sports Direct splashing the cash and buying up (roughly) 25% stakes in each of Debenhams, French Connection and Game Digital

    In summary this bloke doesn’t give a sh*t about NUFC and what it means to its supporters. As a Premier League club owner he is undoubtedly its No.1 Basket Case and a short, medium and long term liability


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