Newcastle almost signed 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kenedy on loan in late August, but Chelsea manager couldn’t bring in cover for him, so the deal was called off.
But the Mail is now reporting a loan deal for the rest of the season has been agreed between Newcastle and Chelsea, and that’s good news.
Good news because we have a talented young player coming in and good news because it shows Rafa and Lee Charnley are trying to do deals now – so players are available early in January.
Newcastle will pay a loan fee for the Brazilian, and if he plays well for us, it wouldn’t surprise us if Rafa wants to sign him full time in the summer.
Kenedy – on loan for rest of the season
As expected Kenedy has appeared only 3 times for the Blues this season in the EFL Cup, so he hasn’t played much but was kept on for cover in case some of Chelsea’s top stars were injured.
Kenedy can play at left-back, on the left wing or as a left wing-back, so that’s a decent signing for Newcastle – at least we will have one player coming in next month.
Kenedy has played 7 times for the Brazilian U20 side and has been at Chelsea since the summer of 2015 and has played 25 times for the first team with 3 goals.
He’s young, but this lad has class and massive potential.