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Kenedy Passes Newcastle Medical – Signing Imminent – But Is There An Option To Buy?

Sky Sports has been leading this story since 8:00 pm last night when the news broke that Newcastle and Chelsea had finally agreed terms of a loan deal to take Kenedy to Newcastle for next season.

The Brazilian has now completed his medical and we should expect the announcement to come from Newcastle very shortly.

This is a terrific signing for the club.

However, there is some doubt about whether we have managed to get an “option to buy” in the contract – with different things being reported over the last 15 hours or so.

Here’s the Sky announcement on their Twitter feed.

23 comments so far

  • swemag

    Jul 10, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #1

    On Lascelles – 50 million pounds yes. Less than that please go away.

    Lejeune and Clark could still do a good job and with that money we would be able to get a decent striker which we need badly.

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 10, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2

    A left winger with poise and can score. A step up from Spiderman, I think.

    How does Dummitt/Kenedy compare to Enrique/Spidy?

  • swemag

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Enrique/Spidy on their day were among the best in the league, both defensively and attacking.

    Dummet/Kenedy are strong as well, specially as Kenedy has been played as a wing back in the past, he knows how to defend.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #4

    West Ham’s dildo brothers are really getting up my arse now. Oops I shud rephrase that 🙂

  • Mag :P

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Lmao munster.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #6

    It took time for Jonas and Enrique to form a partnership, Dummy and Kenedy have had half a season already. That will help.

    Kenedy strong in attack, Dummy strong in defence but can play a pass. What’s not to like?

    If Kenedy plays as a wing back, Dummy could cover the left CB berth too, with Lascelles in the Center and Lejeune on the right. Flexibility. Not sure if Rafa ever played a 3-5-2 or variation of it, but it could work well.

  • Jib

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #7
  • barkel

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #8


    I think we experimented with 3-5-2 on occasion last season. Can’t recall if it worked out or not. I think what Rafa is building is a team capable of playing in multiple formations without changing too much in personnel.
    All seem possible with our current batch of purples!

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Changing the subject somewhat, did anyone watch the RAF flypast in London today? I watched it live here and it brings a tear to the eye.

    I was lucky enough to be in London for Bill and Kate’s marriage in 2011, saw the Lancaster and Spitfires as they flew over hide park, nearly spilled my pint!

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Any ress meetings/interviews with Rafa coming up?

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    *Hyde, not hide

  • Jib

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #12

    When Rafa first went to Italy , the home of the
    Catenaccio he was 100% 4 – 2 – 3 – 1 but did
    experiment in his time there with sweepers ,
    libero’s , and wing backs.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #13


    There was a Lancaster flying over the Tyne last month, did a couple of loops around the quayside and headed off. It was surreal watching it, only a few hundred feet off the deck, got some canny photos.

  • Jib

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #14

    As Barkel says he tried just about everything
    last season to the extent that Sky pre-match
    just gave up and showed us in the graphic
    as 4 – 4 – 2

  • Wayayman

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #15

    DubaiMickey@9 yep saw that. Heard some of them fly over near my house minutes before (i’m in NE london) but that ‘100’ made by the jets was incredible eh?

    You’re right about Spitfires, nothing beats that sound. I took the family down to Hyde Park in the summer of 2012 for the Queen’s anniversary celebrations. The look on the kids faces when the Spitfires went over, followed by the Red Arrows with the red, white & blue smoke on was fantastic. I’ll never forget that.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Thanks Jib and barkel

    See, Rafa has been criticised by certain posters for having a rigid style and not adapting to changing circumstances in matches.

    Maybe he felt that he didn’t have the personnel to do that and maybe this is one reason why Kenedy through the door before the trip to Ireland on any kind of deal was so key to his plans for this season.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Essex Geordie Bill
    Jul 10, 2018 at 1:38 PM
    Comment #60

    my Akinfenwa comments are an ongoing joke, do you seriously think I am suggesting we should buy him.


    Essex….welllllll 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 10, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Rob…maybe Rafa did lack the personal, but it doesn’t make the argument any less true…

    One of my best mates is a Liverpool fan…and it’s not an entirely new argument to direct his way…

  • martoon

    Jul 10, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib @7 – Interesting! Was Merino in the pre-season training photos? I can’t remember.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 10, 2018 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Another interesting/scrappy snippet – on the official site under the first team squad they have Armstrong down as a forward.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #21

    martoon, he was conspicuous by his absence, I believe is the phrase.

    As was Mbemba

  • martoon

    Jul 10, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Cheers RobLeenio

  • Toonces

    Jul 10, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Not knowing anything here just pure speculation:

    Maybe Merino has failed a medical?

    Maybe Merino has high wage demands the new club don’t want to meet? probably a significant drop in wages to go from the PL to La Liga

    Maybe Merino’s agent is holding out for a bigger fee?

    Who knows, but I think any or all of these could beholding up his transfer


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