Newcastle fans have taken over Twitter with the news tonight that Kenedy will have a medical tomorrow before he signs a season-long loan deal.
And there is an option to buy in the contract – but what that transfer fee will be – we have no idea.
Chelsea wanted a straight deal done this summer but Newcastle couldn’t afford it.
We can only suspect that Rafa’s dynamism persuaded the Blues to do us a favor and loan the Brazilian to us next season and we can then buy him next summer – all being well.
Kenedy – after scoring against the Saints last season
After all, Rafa did win the Europa League for them when he was caretaker manager back in 2013.
The Blues fans may not appreciate that but the Blues’ hierarchy certainly does.
This is almost the perfect deal for Newcastle – to get Kenedy ion is unbelievable.
Here are some tweets.
Kenedy on his way to Newcastle – that’s Pete Graves of Sky Sports with him in train – maybe?
— Toon Transfer News (@toontransfer) July 9, 2018
I swore I wouldn’t get a new shirt until Rafa signs his deal but with Kenedy joining it makes it so difficult to resist #nufc
— Dean Craze (@toonlad9) July 9, 2018
Thank goodness Kenedy is returning to #nufc. Chelsea could have played hardball and screwed both us and Kenedy over but it looks like we are heading towards a happy ending.
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) July 9, 2018
— Andrew Wells ???? ?????????????? (@wellzy1995) July 9, 2018
Kenedy exactly the kind of player we should be signing.
One to get excited about #nufc
— David Mcgivern (@davemcg1) July 9, 2018
Unbelievable that Kenedy is currently heading to Newcastle for a medical. I genuinely didn’t think we had a chance of getting him. I can’t wait for him to be dribbling past full backs in that new away kit. What a day. #nufc
— NUFC Banter (@NUFC_Banter) July 9, 2018
Excuse the language – he’s excited.
WHAT A LIFE.
— Paul W (@PJ_Walker88) July 9, 2018
— Tom Dixon (@tomdixon27) July 9, 2018
Not exactly a statement of intent from Ashley but absolutely thrilled were getting Kenedy back! Really injected some fire into #NUFC last season and I have a feeling there’s a lot more to come.
— BristolMagpie (@BristolMagpie) July 9, 2018
Kenedy is a great signing for #nufc. Proved me wrong last season & completely revitalised the team. Two strikers who can score goals now the priority.
— Daniel White (@danwhitepr) July 9, 2018
Kenedy is a great signing for #NUFC. Going forward he’s superb but his work rate and want to get back and help out the defence is my fave thing about him. Don’t often see that in a winger with so much attacking ability.
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) July 9, 2018
As kenedy has a clause to make the deal permanent does that mean we have essentially broken our transfer record once this summer! #NUFC
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) July 9, 2018
I thought there was like a 20% chance at best that Kenedy would return. Especially after all the links to huuuge clubs. But the lad is now returning. A star player in the making. I’m so excited you wouldn’t believe!! #HesComingHome #nufc pic.twitter.com/QFZWH2vbDj
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 9, 2018
This little lad will cherish this picture with the boss – Mr. Newcastle – also known as the great Rafa Benitez
— Les Peacock (@les_peacock_87) July 9, 2018