This is really great news today that Kenedy is on his way to Newcastle for a medical scheduled for tomorrow and he will then sign on for Newcastle on a season-long loan deal.
Sky Sports issued this article within the last hour with the excellent news.
As detailed earlier today there have been positive talks between Chelsea and Newcastle and Rafa was a vital part of this deal – make no mistake about that.
Kenedy with Rafa Benitez – 22-year-old is coming back
The 22-year-old Brazilian spend this year on loan with Newcastle and was a real star for the team and our fans will be absolutely delighted he is coming back on loan for next season.
He was back in preseason training last Monday at Chelsea, and it now looks like he will be on the plane to Ireland on Wednesday for the training camp.
Rafa Benitez is now said to be willing to sell Matt Ritchie if he gets the right price for him.
Sky Sports News is reporting that the move for Kenedy is independent of any move for Andros Townsend – so it looks like Rafa really wants Andros back on Tyneside after he left us two years ago.
This is a huge breakthrough by Newcastle and a big win (another one) for Mr. Rafa Benitez.
Now the big question is whether Rafa got an “option to buy” in the loan contract.
But given there were good talks between the clubs it’s very likely Rafa has that “option to buy” clause in there.
The Chronicle is reporting tonight the discussions with Chelsea have been about the loan fee and what transfer fee they would want if Newcastle want to buy him next summer.
Since Kenedy is on his way for a medical you have to assume they have come to some mutual agreement – we hope that’s true.
If we sign Kenedy it means we have our two loan stars from this year – Dubravka and Kenedy – back at the club.
And Rafa has also brought in the very experienced Ki Sung-yueng to replace Mikel Merino who is expected to join Real Sociedad imminently.
Did I say this was good news?