Newcastle Could Miss Out On Kenedy This Summer


After Rafa Benitez signed 22-year-old Brazilian Kenedy on loan in January and brought out the very best from the left winger a number of big clubs seem to be interested in signing him this summer if Chelsea make him available.

Last summer and in January Rafa Benitez tried hard to have a clause inserted in the loan contract that we could sign him permanently this summer, but Chelsea would have none of it.

Kenedy has given Newcastle a new threat down the left wing and fans have seen just how good this youngster is;   he’s playing so well in a Newcastle shirt.

Kenedy also seems to like it at Newcastle but now clubs such as Tottenham, PSG, and Bayern Munich have become interested and he may want to join a bigger club to get European football.

Kenedy and Rafa Benitez after winger scored a brace against the Saints

And with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte almost certain to leave the Blues this summer, it could also depend on who the new Chelsea manager is.

Rafa has done a great job of man-management with the youngster and once Kenedy arrived at Newcastle he’s played very well from his very first game and put in 100% effort every single game.

Things could have been a lot different if we had got the lad in on loan last summer but we’ll never know.

He would be perfect for Newcastle and the best chance we have of getting him is Rafa Benitez and Kenedy says Rafa has been like a father to him.

If he stays at Newcastle with Rafa then he knows he will get lots of games with the Magpies and Rafa could well turn him into a world-class player.

Kenedy hardly got a look in at Chelsea – he made 7 appearances over the last two seasons for them – and maybe he will not want to join clubs like PSG and Bayern Munich in case the same thing happens again.

His past experience of playing so few games and having Rafa coach him are the two things that are in Newcastle’s favor, but it still could be difficult to sign the youngster.

If we are successful then Kenedy will be a fantastic signing for us.

And the way Rafa has coached him to become a better player so quickly, it will only be good for Newcastle who may want to sign other top youngsters on loan next season.

In the 8 games Kenedy has started for Newcastle (more than he’s played at Chelsea for tseasonssns) he has 2 goals and 2 assists;  we have also picked up a good 15 points with 4 wins, 3 draws and a single defeat at Liverpool.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


39 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Problem we have is if Ashley is still here during the summer transfer window.

    I agree with a few others who have said Ashley will use the ‘takeover’ so he does not have to spend a penny. Then announcing ‘ Nobody is negotiating with me and too late to sign players’

    Hope we are wrong …..

    It’s Ashley and the only consistent thing about him is his inconsistency

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Depends on what his fee is really. If it’s achievable for us then I think we can convince him to stay with us despite reported interest. I think he’s seen what can happen at other clubs being on the bench etc, think he would be looking for games and hopefully try and break in the Brazil squad.

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  • robertsleftfoot

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Whilst I would love to see us sign him I dont think there is any chance at all in it happening.

    Firstly looks like Conte will be away and if so any new manager will want to at least have a look at everyone available to him.

    Secondly the clubs that are showing an interest can probably pay 4 or 5 times more wages than us and no matter which footballer it is they all want the big money.

    In regards to Bertrand, I like him but I would argue that Dummett has probably had a better season than him in my eyes.

    In regards to Livermore, I kind of think you know what your getting which is a standard 6 out of 10 most weeks and then every 6 or 7 games a 9 out of 10. Currently we have better than him in the centre of the park anyway?? Diame on current form and Shelvey most days of the week is better than Livermore (not according to Gareth Southgate like)

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  • G

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Livermore is a decent player, however, the superstitious types may point out that he seems to be a relegation magnet. Assuming the inevitable happens to WBA anyway.

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  • Veltman

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m guessing Robleenio has posted as magspuggy before.Not that I care but just saying.Hope you are well in regards to your relationship with the family.

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  • Geordie-john

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Lets hope that we have some luck this time. Lady staveley needs to be swift with the so called take over if she is truly interested. If this is to happen then we might stand a chance of holding onto Kenedy should he become available at the end of his loan spell. Then maybe NUFC could begin to shine along with one or two other of Rafa’s choices .

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  • Little h

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Livermore is that player when selected for england 99.999% of the country say wtf is southgate on with the other 0.001% are baggies so no thanks also relegation twice consecutively hardly says he controls a game… on bertrand i dont think southhampton will go down so he probs wont leave

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  • G

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Interesting thoughts Little h. I personally think Southampton are down like. The bottom 3 as they stand are what I expect to be relegated.

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  • 9

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Surely partly a question of managers: if Rafa leaves, Kenedy staying is zero chance; on the other side of the equation there will be a new Chelsea manager,identity as yet unknown, and that will have the major bearing: as stated by Robsleftfoot, if he has any clue about his job (as he is bound to have), he will want to look at every Chelsea player. The fact we couldn’t get a sale guarantee at the end of the loan period is also massively indicative : no Kenedy at St James’ next season, I’m afraid.

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  • Little h

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #10

    G
    Yeah i thought that myself when we played Southampton they were shocking but from what i saw of the arsenal highlights theyve obviously improved under hughes and personally i think hudderslfield will drop into the bottom 3 palace and Southampton just escape
    My Bottom 3:

    Hudderslfield
    Stoke
    Wba

    Shaquiri would be a good palyer to look at posibly bojan as a bit of competition for perez and also (if they still own him) that ganelli imbula i think he only left on loan hed be the perfect comp for diame very simular from what ive seen to a younger diame

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  • 9

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #11

    To repeat my earlier forecast on finishing positions, working up from the bottom:
    West Brom 22 points
    Stoke 30
    Soton 30
    Hudders 34
    Swansea 35
    West Ham 36
    Brighton 36
    Palace 37

    Meanwhile NUFC finish 8th with 51-ish points.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Roma last night were buzzing all over the pitch, flying into challenges, pouncing on loose balls, pressing high up the pitch with fierce aggression to stop Barca’s build-up play and getting the ball into dangerous positions as quickly as possible.

    Had they copied Rafa’s master plan against Leicester I wonder ?

    Sunday could be interesting

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #13

    “Newcastle United’s under-23s take on FC Porto B at St. James’ Park on Thursday night, with a place in the final of the Premier League International Cup up for grabs.

    “Arsenal or Villarreal – who play each other on Tuesday – will await the winners of the mouthwatering clash between the Portuguese giants and the Magpies, and the game will be shown live on NUFC TV.”

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #14

    But WE could be that BIG Club Kennedy seeks! Come on Mr.Ashley accept you’ve been extremely lucky that Rafa has worked miracles with this squad & kept us up. Now seek early talks with Amanda & please do the right thing and sell & get out of our club

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 11, 2018 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #15

    I’m not sure I see a future for kenedy at Chelsea. He isn’t getting ahead of hazard and hey already have Pedro and Willian. They could play him out of position again at lb/lwb but they already have alonso and they bought that lb from Roma in January, Emerson palmieri.

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  • 9

    Apr 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #16

    ….but wasn’t there talk of Hazard leaving?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 11, 2018 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Don’t know about hazard leaving but I would guarantee that if he does, Chelsea would not replace him from within the club. They would go out and buy someone big.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 11, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Don’t underestimate Kennedy.
    He’s a determined and strong minded guy by the look of things so that means he has ambition.
    He’s gone from obscurity to being in the spotlight in a relatively short space of time.
    He’ll want to stay in the Premiership and going back to Chelsea who will be in a mini crisis to warm the bench won’t appeal.
    Spurs have now been linked courtesy of Spurs loving hacks and they will have a new stadium up and running at some point but as an ex-Chelsea player that’s an uncomfortable move.

    Meanwhile he’s been made enormously welcome here, has played with heart and emotion and is learning so much from Rafa.

    If Ashley sells and PCP or the mega money arrives then we will have to accept that Newcastle United will morph into a club with top six and European ambition – after all the only way is up. With that comes a new player and wage structure which Kennedy apart from others such as Lascalles, Shelvey and some other new recruits would be daft not to want to be part of.

    In that scenario one thing is certain, the price of the pies will go up.

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  • Pottsclock

    Apr 11, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #19

    If Southampton go down, I’d be more interested in getting Redmond and Austin than any of the other players. Redmond has real pace and when Southampton play the right formation, he can be really effective. Remember Pep G talking to Redmond after the game with City and telling him on the pitch that he is great attacking player so what the heck was he doing just covering the defence all the time.
    However, I don’t think Southampton will actually go down because their troubles to date have been with the formation and management of the team, not with the players themselves. Hughes will address that. I really do expect Huddersfield to fill the third spot with WBA and Stoke.
    Who would I want from WBA or Stoke? Not much to be honest. If you look at the PL goal stats for Rondon they are similar to Gayle, but the stats also indicate more team play/passing by Rondon. Austin has goal stats which are almost twice as good as Rondon and that’s what I want a striker to do…stick the ball in the net.

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  • G

    Apr 11, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Much as I like Austin, I have a feeling he peaked at Burnley & QPR, and with all the injuries he may never be the same player again. Hope he proves me wrong mind.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 11, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Aaron Mooy from Huddersfield would be a decent addition !!

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  • lesh

    Apr 11, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Ron Knee

    Aye, Pops and Ma Staples have produced some good uns.

    And

    Bambams

    As well as being inconsistent, I think it’s fair yo say he’s either a liar or at best, economical with the language he uses as witnessed by Rafa thinking he had £x to spend on transfers only to be told later that the £x includes players wages.

    I shudder to think what caveats he’ll announce when it comes to Rafa wanting to spend the ‘every last penny’ the club makes available to him.

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  • twotonearmy

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #23

    The simple fact is Chelsea’s asking price. If its in the 15 mil range then we have a good chance, if its anything more than that we shouldn’t even talk about it.

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  • lesh

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Don’t bank on Ashley having the club’s interests at heart when it comes to negotiating a sale price for it. His driver is purely financial, sheer greed and he’ll stretch any talks out to the point where any buyer is going to be left in a situation where any meaningful todays into the transfer market is pointless.

    Ashley exemplifies the capitalism of the greed and irresponsibility that flattens rain forests, issues poisons into the eco-system and mercilessly exploits people for the sake of profit.

    Has he any morals, a conscience? No chance!

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  • Veltman

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Where is DubaiMicky today then ha ha.
    Haven’t seen him yet or must have missed his post.I like it when he bites than talks football.
    Was wondering where he went yesterday afternoon.: 😉 😀

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #26

    There seems to be a blog life cycle:
    Post first comment, be roundly ignored
    Get your first heart
    Have one of the established bloggers acknowledge you for the first time
    Suggest a list and have someone join in
    Become an acknowledged regular poster
    Have someone accuse you of being a multiple
    Get sworn at by Job

    Cheers Veltman I feel like I’ve come of age. Jib, it’s over to you
    😉

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Obviously being sworn at by Jib is more likely than being sworn at by a prehistoric possibly mythical prophet, though the latter would carry its own excitement too. Damn auto correct!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Veltman,
    magspuggy was an argumentative so and so where as RobLeenio seems to be the voice of reason, someone accused me of being Tsunki the other day, or was that me?

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Didn’t Rafa say a couple of weeks ago we should enjoy Kenedy while he’s here? I think that’s the clearest signal we can have of what is likely to happen come the Summer. I hope it’s not the case though

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Jail he’s upset cos I told him to show some respect for other posters yesterday. He’s rather proven my case, but hey ho whatever

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 11, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #31

    RobLeenio,
    The best thing to do to avoid being ignored by other posters is by, for example instead of posting “First” write something horrible that is too good for Ashley. A downside to this is attracting an army of people that dislike you as Ashley was popular at the time, believe it or not.

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail that’s where a good old fashioned thick skin comes in handy. On a blog people can only ever dislike what a person posts, not what a person is. I try to understand other bloggers points of view and tell them why I disagree with them. Others like to shout. Your squabbles with Jib and Jane make me chuckle I hope none of you take it too seriously

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  • Veltman

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Robleenio – I wasn’t upset ha ha.I started to regard you as the blog chief lately along with DubaiMicky.I don’t care about what others think and don’t give monkeys as long as I feel suitable with it.

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #34

    No worries Veltma all good matey. Blog Chief though? Lol

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m out for tea hours laters…

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #36

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/sean-longstaff-proves-massive-hit-14517435

    Longstaff article although nothing really much in it. He has done well this season ha longstaff. 20 yr old, first full season in senior first team football. Blackpool were one of a few favoured clubs for relegation. Longstaff has scored 9 goals in all comp (8 in the leage) and 4 assists. For a young midfielder this is quite good.

    He only has one year left but I think he is a player. Hope he signs a new deal but goes on loan to a championship club, he did have a few asking for him in Jan but he was kept at blackpool.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #37

    oh and all his goals have been fantastic strikes. Should check them out watching blackpool highlights on their youtube channel.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #38

    I think he is the most likely player to come through and play for us in the first team.

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  • Mag52

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Lochinvar @#12

    This is just the way we need to get into Arsenal at the weekend.
    The Gooners don’t like it up ‘em, so winning every 50/50 ball, chasing down everything, in their faces from the first whistle, and we could notch up our fourth in a row.

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