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.
|Javier Manquillo||£4.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Mikel Merino||Loan - season||Borussia Dortmund|
|Transfer Fees In||£34.5M|
|Vurnon Anita||Released||Aston Villa|
|Haris Vuckic||Released||FC Twente|
|Lubo Satka||Released||FC DAC 1904 |
|Kevin Mbabu||£1.0M||Young Boys|
|Matz Sels||Loan - season||Anderlecht|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||Bolton|
|Lewis Gibson||£1.0M initially||Everton|
|Daryl Murphy||£2.0M||Nottingham Forest|
|Ivan Toney||Loan - season||Wigan Athletic|
|Siem de Jong||£4.0M||Ajax|
|Grant Hanley||£3.5M||Norwich City|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Brighton|
|Achraf Lazaar||Loan - season||Benevento|
|Transfer Fees Out||£22.5M|
What do you think?