Most of us were hoping that we could Kenedy back on Tyneside somehow – for next season.
But if Chelsea really wanted to sell him this summer, it didn’t look promising and with other richer clubs said to be interested we didn’t think we had much of a chance – maybe only 50-50.
But the news last night that Newcastle have Kenedy taking a medical today and the loan deal has an option to buy clause in it – so it looks like a great deal.
Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez both deserve credit for this with Rafa being the main man to persuade his former club, Chelsea to do this deal.
The Chronicle are reporting today that Kenedy has been assured by Benitez that more skillful players will be arriving before August 9 and we should have a better side than this year’s team (since early February) which did very well.
Go out there, beat the whole defense and smash the ball into the back of the net
The other interesting point from the Mark Douglas report is that both parties really want the move to be permanent – but Newcastle lacked the funds to do it this summer.
However, this is the piece that’s interesting from the Chronicle report:
“There are at least the noises that all the parties seem to want it to be a permanent move in the summer and there has been talk about the fee to be paid in the close season to make that happen.”
If we are understanding this correctly then when Newcastle sell some of their players this summer and get some funds in then maybe Newcastle can pay the fee for Kenedy to make him a permanent Newcastle player.
It’s kind of a maybe but possible if we do get some big money in for departing players.
And if Rafa can get a deal like this one done Newcastle can get some good players in this summer and with a good side being built by Rafa – it will become a lot easier for our world-class manager to attract world-class players in the future.
The three players we have brought in this summer all have what Rafa wants more of in the team – pure class – and Kenedy (hopefully the deal will be announced this afternoon), Martin Dubravka and Ki Sung-yueng all have that.
This transfer window can become a lot better than fans had imagined.
We hope this transfer window becomes a lot better than fans had imagined.
Howay The Lads!!