There has been some upbeat news today about Newcastle being able to bring 21-year-old Brazilian left-sided player Kenedy to Newcastle on loan this month.
Chelsea are very close to signing left-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma – a player who we have been linked with him the last month or so, but Palmieri is too expensive for us.
The news is that once the Palmieri deal is signed, then Kenedy will be allowed to join Newcastle on loan and that would be one of Rafa’s players he wants in this month and would provide some momentum to Newcastle in this transfer window.
This is what Keith Downie has only just tweeted:
Left-back Emerson Palmieri close to joining Chelsea from Roma. That will push through Kenedy’s loan to Newcastle.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 22, 2018
Kenedy – a talented 21-year-old left-sided player
Rafa has wanted Kennedy since last summer, and from what we’ve seen of him the Brazilian youngster has some real class which we can use for the rest of the season.
He has also played for Chelsea in the Premier League in early 2016 some six months after he joined the club: he’s played 27 times with 3 goals for the Chelsea first team
We can see Kenedy playing on the left wing for Newcastle although he can also play at left-back and he seems to be an excellent young player.
It wouldn’t surprise us too much, if the lad does come on loan to us and plays well, that Rafa will try to get him to Newcastle permanently in the summer.
But it’s doubtful that Newcastle can get an option to buy in his loan deal.
What do you think?