The two favorite players Newcastle fans want Rafa Benitez to sign this summer are goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and winger Kenedy.
Rafa signed Martin on Wednesday – mission accomplished.
And last night the goalkeeper was the Man of the Match in the 1-1 draw against the Netherlands in an International friendly played in Slovakia
It will be a lot more difficult to get Kenedy to the club, but the 22-year-old winger has again been saying some positive words about Newcastle.
Kenedy – more positive words about Newcastle
He was talking to ESPN Brazil yesterday about his future and said this:
“Well, I don’t know.” “My contract here (Newcastle) ends at the end of the season.”
“Then I go back to Chelsea, and my agents will decide where to go. Then the battle begins again.”
“At Chelsea there are lots of great players, so the chance was little.”
“So I was not playing in a little while.”
“Then this opportunity came, I was very happy I could come to have continuity, to have more time to play.”
“Yes, it gives more confidence to come back and play.”
“I had a long time without playing, I think I was a year and a little without playing.”
“So I was happy to be able to play in the Premier League again.”
Rafa has told the winger he can get lots of playing time at Newcastle if he comes next season – either on loan or as a permanent buy.
Regular playing time is something he is unlikely to get if he goes to one of the other big clubs after him – PSG, Liverpool, Bayern Munich or Arsenal.