Pundit Ian Wright has pointed to a club like Newcastle United where young players at some of the big clubs should go to learn their football.
And he has praised Kenedy for doing that in January after an initial loan move last August didn’t go through because Chelsea couldn’t get cover in for the 21-year-old.
Kenedy joined us in January and has since made seven starts for Newcastle with two goals and two assists, and he’s looked an outstanding player under the guidance of Rafa Benitez.
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This is what Ian said on BBC Radio 5Live’s Monday Night Club:
“For me, Newcastle is the kind of place that, if you’re a young player at a club like a Chelsea or a Manchester City, I would do anything to get to somewhere like Newcastle.”
“You’re playing in front of massive crowds and you’ve got the opportunity to play in the Premier League and get that kind of support behind you.
“Kenedy has done it – and he’s thriving on it, absolutely thriving on it.”
We are hoping that Kenedy will sign for us permanently in the summer and if that cannot be done then hopefully, we could get him on loan for next season.
Kenedy could have a terrific career at Newcastle if he tries to push the move through in the summer (hint).
It all depends how much Chelsea rate him – or should we say whoever the new Chelsea manager will be this summer who replaces Antonio Conte.