With Kenedy of Chelsea having an excellent game on Wednesday night in the FA Cup 3rd round replay against Norwich, we don’t think we will see the player coming to Newcastle on loan this month.
It’s a pity because it’s clear the lad has talent and excellent technical ability – just what Rafa is looking for, and he’s only 21 too.
But Chelsea could also gain from a loan spell for their young star because he would get lots of playing time in the Premier League if he moved on loan to Newcastle.
And Rafa is also an excellent well-renowned coach who can help develop young players.
Rafa Benitez – gave his press conference yesterday
This yesterday is what Benitez said when asked if there had been any progress on the loan deal for Kenedy:
“No, we are in contact and we know what the situation is and we have to decide because everything is a little bit difficult.”
“We are waiting for someone now to give us a little lift. I will not talk about numbers arriving because I don’t know how many.”
“Sometimes you have a target and you think that you are there.” “I wanted January 15 or January 20 because then you have time.”
“But OK, we are a little bit under pressure but we will try to do our best. How many players? We will see.”
“It depends if you want to spend a lot of money. A lot of managers have the same feeling, the prices are very high.”
“But we are in the Premier League and we have to know the realities of the Premier League – it’s not the same Premier League as two years ago.”
“We have to be able to compete with these teams who are spending the money.”
Since big money started to flow eighteen months ago with the £5.1B Premier League TV rights deal coming into operation, transfer fees have hit the roof.
The new TV rights deal to start next summer (2019) will be announced probably next month, and some estimates are that it could go up by as much as 50% to £7.5B.
American tech giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix want some of the action of streaming the games.
If the TV rights deal does rise by a significant amount, Mike Ashley is likely to raise the price he wants for Newcastle United.
But he will only get near to his price if Newcastle remain in the Premier League.