Rafa Could Want This 20-Year-Old Player On Loan Next Season

Since Kenedy came on loan to Newcastle, he has helped us a look a much better side with the Brazilian a threat down the left wing, and he’s already an outstanding player.

Rafa wanted Kenedy in on loan last summer but was unsuccessful at the time.

But Rafa sees things in players that other managers may not see and he obviously rated Kenedy from what he had seen of him.

Now some top clubs will be after the 22-year-old if Chelsea decide to sell him this summer.

20-Year-Old Tammy Abraham – will Rafa want him next season?

Pundit Ian Wright has talked about Rafa’s coaching abilities and how good it is for youngsters to play at St. James’ Park as they develop.

He gives the example of young Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham who Newcastle wanted last summer, but he ended up at Swansea.

In contrast to Kenedy, Tammy Abraham hasn’t had a great season on loan.

Here is what Wright has said:

“I was praying that someone like Tammy Abraham went somewhere like there (Newcastle) and I keep saying it because it would be an unbelievable place to score goals at and build.”

“Look at how they took to Andy Cole when he scored.”

“I watched Tammy come on the other day against Man United and I’m seeing some improvement.”

“But it is the kind of place under Rafa that with someone like Kenedy who he knows from Chelsea and he starts scoring goals.”

“It’s the kind of place if he goes there under Rafa with someone like Kenedy that he knows from Chelsea – then all of a sudden he can start to bring in these players.”

We could possibly see Rafa once again make a move for Tammy Abraham on loan for next season, but with an option to buy.

Our weakness again this season has been our inability to score goals and take our chances.

And Rafa could still believe enough in the England U21 striker that he may be able to get a good permanent deal for him in the summer.

That’s if Chelsea will sell after the young striker has had a bit of a lackluster season in south Wales.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 10, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #1

    No thanks. Don’t need to be in a position to develop other clubs strikers when we should be able to purchase our own. Other than being a fox in the box, what else does he offer?

  • jane

    Apr 10, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #2

    “there is a 3rd option she could be acting purely as an agent for a third party on a commission basis only ???”

    the only option

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #3

    If we want to loan a young striker should look at Borja mayoral st real, merinos u21 teammate. He’s put in a transfer request too I think.

  • Spoof

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #4

    The merrygoround has started in earnest, mind Ashley will try to sell the club but he will fail to do so because he likes the cash cow that he has and come September it will be a failure of everyone bar himself stating that he didn’t want to buy players that the new imaginary owners wouldn’t want to have at the club and as soon as he realised that there would not be a new owner, well sadly it was to late to bring in reinforcements for the beleaguered manager ???????????

  • Jib

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Mayoral has been on loan to Deutschland
    The next logical step following the Merino
    example would be the PL

  • Spoof

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Merino has struggled to get into the squad of late, never mind the team, not to sure about the logic there Jib

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 10, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Tammy Tap-in? No thanks. Yet to see him score a single goal anywhere near the edge of the box or beyond.
    We’ve got our own young striker out on loan and he scores every type of goal possible, not just tap-ins from six yards.
    It might suit Ian Wright for us to develop other teams’ strikers, but he has nothing to do with Newcastle. I’m sure he may well benefit from working with Rafa, but so what? Why do we want to benefit other clubs? Look what’s happening with Kenedy. Chances are he’ll be gone elsewhere now Rafa’s helped show the world what he can do. We’re not Chelsea’s second eleven, only here to improve the players they buy. Kenedy was worth it, he’s helped us secure PL football, but Tap-in’s not even that good at what he does. Chelsea bought him, let them develop him.

  • Phil K

    Apr 11, 2018 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #8

    No, I was annoyed he chose Swansea ahead of us – but tap in merchant or not, I believe he could be a very decent striker given the right supply


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