There’s a report out today from Simon Bird in the Mirror, and it seems like good news for Newcastle.
If Newcastle want to buy Kenedy in the summer, it will cost us up to £15M for him.
From what we’ve seen of the lad that would be a bargain for the 22-year-old but we would have to stay in the Premier League for any deal to go through.
The Brazilian seems to love it on Tyneside, and he is already a darling of the Newcastle crowd, after playing six times for the club.
Kenedy had an excellent game with two great goals on Saturday that saw him make the European Team of the Week in the Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport.
Kenedy – will cost Newcastle up to £15M
Rafa Benitez wanted an option to buy Kenedy in the loan contract, but Antonio Conte refused to put one in.
Rafa was asked about Kenedy after Saturday’s game, and this is what he said:
“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 Atsu and 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.”
What Kennedy has to do now is keep up his good form and be consistent through the end of this season and help keep us in the Premier League.
That’s the main hurdle for Kennedy at the moment – but his class and form are there for all to see.
What do you think?