Loan signing Robert Kenedy – referred to simply as Kenedy – seems to be really enjoying his spell at Newcastle and has started the last six games.
He is a star man at Newcastle, and we have to see what the Chelsea management think about selling their 22-year-old in the summer.
But the news is that the £15M fee circulated recently is not accurate, and Chelsea could want more than that for the winger.
And they may also want to send Kenedy out on loan again next season because if he keeps playing like he has been for Newcastle, the fee will keep going up.
Kenedy – emotional after scoring a brilliant goal against Southampton
Kenedy has been interviewed this week by Brazilian outlet UOL:
This is some of what he said:
“This new stage with Newcastle’s shirt makes me very happy,”
“It’s very difficult for a player to stay a long time without playing, even more to get back in the rhythm of the Premier League.”
“If it’s good for everyone, it would be a pleasure to continue wearing the shirt of this great team.”
“The manager insists that I learn to speak English, he acts with me like a father, and I learn a lot from him.”
Kenedy is right to say it has to be right for both clubs – but he seems to be falling in love with Newcastle and our fans.
We hope he is falling in love with Newcastle and our fans.
Kenedy has been fantastic for Newcastle since he joined us on loan and he seems just a smashing lad willing to learn from Rafa.
And it must be satisfying for the youngster that is he is not wanted by Chelsea in the future then he knows Newcastle United are very interested in him staying on Tyneside.
Our fans love the lad.
And if he is sent out on loan next season there seems a decent chance we can get him again – he’s improving under Rafa and Chelsea will see that.
And while Chelsea fans don’t seem to like Rafa too much – he is highly respected within the club; some of that respect is for winning the Europa League for them back in 2013.
That was a phenomenal achievement for an interim manager.