There’s some great news coming from Simon Johnson on his Twitter account.
Simon is the Evening Standard reporter for Chelsea and he says that Kenedy is on his way to Newcastle to sign on for a season-long loan tomorrow – as Sky Sports had earlier reported.
Chelsea wanted a permanent deal for their winger this summer but Newcastle couldn’t afford it.
And yes – it looks like Rafa has got a clause in there with an “option to buy” the player next summer.
A great deal for Newcastle – almost the perfect deal if cash is really short this summer.
But we wonder just how much that transfer fee is – hopefully not much more than £20M.
But it allowed for Rafa to have a full season of young Kenedy under his wing.
He’s only had shortly more than three months with the Brazilian star and look at the improvement he made in the winger’s play.
Kenedy will also have the incentive to play really well for Newcastle next season so the club buy him next summer and his career can take off on Tyneside.
Maybe we have to pay £30M for him next summer but he’s become a £60M player by then with Rafa’s guidance.
An interesting thought.
Finally – everybody involved at Newcastle deserve credit for this deal.
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) July 9, 2018