There’s been very little said about an option to buy in the loan contract Newcastle have signed to get Robert Kenedy to Newcastle for a season-long loan.
Last summer Newcastle brought in Mikel Merino initially on loan and then made the deal permanent for about £7M in late summer.
So we wonder if Newcastle are trying to do the same thing this summer for the 22-year-old extremely talented Brazilian?
Kenedy – what a smile – happy to return to Newcastle
The club will soon be selling players like Aleksandar Mitrovic (£20M), Chancel Mbemba (£7m) and ironically Mikel Merino (£11M) for maybe around a combined £38M.
Depending on how much cash Newcastle can get in this summer for those players – and some others – could help us to pay the full transfer fee for Kenedy.
Clubs usually buy their players over three or four years or the length of the contract so we will not get the full £38M this summer – obviously.
We’ll also be getting money in from last year’s sales of players like Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum.
We’ve also noticed that deals to sell Mbemba and Merino have been in place (or very close) for some time now but haven’t yet been completed – why not?
We hope Newcastle are not holding out for a few thousand pounds more for the players – we need to close those deals and move forward.
We have other players to sell this summer.
And that outgoing transfer activity could help us buy Kenedy outright this summer.