Newcastle have agreed a loan deal for 21-year-old left-sided player Kenedy to come in early next month.
Rafa may decide to play the Brazilian at left back to try to tighten up the defense although Paul Dummett should be getting a run out in the first team very soon.
The signing will add competition to the team and it looks like Rafa rates this player after he tried to sign him in August.
The deal fell through when Chelsea manager Antonio Conte couldn’t sign any replacement for the Brazilian U20 player.
Kenedy – 21-year-old Brazilian
Here are some tweets on our first deal in the January transfer window.
— Augustine Thomford (@Ebo_Pedrito) December 21, 2017
Good piece of business bringing Kenedy in. Will definitely add quality #nufc
— Swanny (@NotoriousNUFC) December 20, 2017
Good to see Kenedy deal sorted by #nufc. Unfortunate waste of decent talent when he cud hav played quality minutes from the start instead of being stuck on the #cfc bench as a result of Conte ego tussle with his board.
— bobby martins (@BobbyGoa) December 21, 2017
So we were signing David Luiz this morning and tonight we sign Kennedy! Perspective #nufc
— Throptoon (@Throptoon) December 20, 2017
This is like the 25th time we’ve signed Kenedy on loan now #NUFC
— Liam C-J (@Liamcj19) December 20, 2017
Imperative that #NUFC get early Jan deals done, as most of our remaining winnable games come next month. Kenedy is the first.
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) December 20, 2017
Doesn’t look like Joe holds out much hope for us.
I’m staying as positive as I can but in the end we all lose hope. We’ll be 100% relegated, just depends on who comes down with us. We won’t survive with this team and we sure won’t get the signings in Jan to keep us up. Period. To little too late #NUFC
— Joe??Kennedy ?? (@JKennedy_179) December 16, 2017
Can’t get Kennedy or Abraham on loan but confident we can get David Luiz. Piece of cake pal. #nufc
— Cpat (@nufc1892chad) December 19, 2017