22-year-old Chelsea Kenedy was interviewed in Newcastle’s official program on Saturday, and he seems very settled at Newcastle.
He has said he is already a fan of the club whatever happens in his future and he will be a supporter.
Kenedy is grateful to Rafa and Newcastle for giving him a chance in the first team, and he has started the last 12 games since arriving in January.
Rafa thought he had tied up a season-long loan for the left-sided player last summer, but it didn’t happen until January.
Kenedy with wife Lohaine
Kenedy brought his wife Lohaine, and his baby daughter, Lorena to Newcastle with him and they seem settled in the City.
We hope they are very settled in the City!
This is some of what Kenedy said in Saturday’s program:
“It was needed – because I needed to get more minutes and play and to be pushing higher, to keep growing and growing,”
“I’m quite excited because I’m playing well and my team-mates are playing very well as well.”
“They’ve been helping me and we’ve all been helping each other. It’s all going good, we’re doing well.”
“We are still working hard to get better and better and stay in a better position, keeping as high as we can.”
“I’m here with my wife and my girl. For me, I’m used to settling in easily, but it helps, for sure,”
“I come from Santa Rita in Brazil. To be here is good, it’s fine, you know – you appreciate it.”
“I’m really glad to be here. And the club – they have helped me with everything. The city is very good too.
“And now, I am a fan of Newcastle’s fans. They are amazing.”
“At first when I came, OK, but when I saw the game against Leicester, it was something amazing, and here against Arsenal as well.”
“I’m a fan of them, not the other way around. When I come on to the St James’ Park pitch, I look at the fans and I’m just thinking: ‘I cannot disappoint them’.”
“I have to give my best, 100%, and work hard for it – and never disappoint them.”
And if he does stay at Newcastle his little girl Lorena could grow up with a Geordie accent – she would be a wow back in Brazil.
And news that he also brought his dog Hercules to Newcastle too.
We are just hoping Rafa and Newcastle can persuade the youngster and his club to sell him this summer.
If that happens and Kenedy sign for us he can become a big star at Newcastle – a really huge star.
What do you think?