With Kenedy’s two excellent goals at St. James’ Park on Saturday in the fabulous 3-0 win over Southampton, Newcastle fans are wondering if we have any chance of keeping Kenedy permanently at the club.
He’s obviously a very good player and he’s made a huge difference since he’s arrived on Tyneside.
And the lad is already popular with the Newcastle fans – they just love the lad.
Kenedy – can we keep him?
This is what Rafa has said about that as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“I have no idea if there’s a chance we can keep him after the end of the season.”
“I think, at the moment, we have to make sure we enjoy him while he’s here.”
“It’s more than his energy and pace, he’s a player who is comfortable on the ball. “His delivery, his crosses and set pieces.”
“He’s somebody who is different and he’s a player playing with confidence now. His goals will help that.”
“We already had a bit of pace with Christian Atsu and Jacob Murphy and the ability and work rate of Ritchie, but Kenedy is good on the ball.”
“He doesn’t give it away easily, and he gives us more control.”
“He has slotted in very well, and, to be fair, the atmosphere between players is very good.”
“His confidence is good, and he has the possibility to express himself here. He wants to play football, and he’s doing that really well.”
“With him, any situation is good for me when you see a player with quality using his quality to make a difference.”
Kenedy would also do well to stay under the guidance of Rafa Benitez, who has lots of experience in bringing through talented young players like the 22-year-old Brazilian.
Kenedy is already a very good player, but it’s also very difficult to break into the Chelsea first team and get regular playing time.
Kenedy would get a lot of games at Newcastle if we can get him to join the club permanently.
He would be a terrific signing for us – he also seems a smashing lad.