Will Newcastle Try To Buy Kenedy Outright This Summer?


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.

It’s possible.

Comments welcome.


57 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #1

    No.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #2

    So we are just paying his 25k wages just now then?

    But if we were to sign him outright we would need to pay a transfer fee and probably 80 to 100k a week?

    Sounds like an Ashley move to be fair rather than just paying the going rate for a good player

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Fulham has just signed 2 players combined for 35million beating the likes of Chelsea.

    compared to how we are in the transfer market, it’s actually quite embarrassing. even championship club are showing more energy and providing fierce competition in the market.

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Sky in Italy are reporting that Antonio Conte is no longer the Chelsea head coach. Sarri will be confirmed soon then he’ll look to offload some of his fringe players.

    Batshuayi, anyone? Loftus Cheek? David Luiz?

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #5

    I think Batshit would be a great signing.

    2
  • barkel

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Batshuayi would be incredible, can’t see us paying £30mil + for any player unfortunately

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Micky, yep – just imagine watching in suspense every time we scored to see if he was going to bash the ball off his own face again….

    Seriously, though, he’d be worshipped here if he could get a few and there’s no reason he couldn’t

    1
  • richyg01

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Conte has left Chelsea so will be interesting to see who comes in and also see what interest they have in players like Kenedy and Bitchu

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #9

    From Nufc.com
    Adios Merino

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #10

    From Nufc.com
    ”Another one that got away or a good bit of business? Only time will tell”

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #11

    I wonder if Merino would have been allowed to go if it wasn’t for his release clause.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Munster,
    No, I don’t want Germany to win, but I wouldn’t go on a Bayern Munich blog gloating that they’d just been knocked out either.

    3
  • Online Guy

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle United a massive club and British institution with the most loyal fans on the planet are Going back in the betting because of austerity tactics practiced and implemented by the Owner with no affinity for the actual Football club.

    I am loosing patience with him and his domineering commercial enterprise snatching Fk the team ways.

    This is the Ashwardian era folks..the one that makes you dream for what might be , what could be , but never bares fruition, and your dreams for Newcastle United will never come true while he owns this Proud Football club by the balls in his fat filthy hands.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #14

    JfA, we got Merino because of his buy out clause which he puts in there for when he takes a strop cos he’s not playing, sounds like a prima donna to me.

    Best gone.

    7
  • Pitmatic

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Mister Tuff

    David Squires did a very good skit on Vida’s hair in his Guardian cartoon the other day. I’d post a link but I don’t know how to…

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #16

    DubaiMickey,
    I can’t say I’m sa to see the back of him, if he didn’t want to be here then he’s definitely best gone.

    0
  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #17

    I was planning on supporting Croatia in the final (with them being the underdogs and all) but their press and players have been totally ungracious in victory so now I’m hoping they get absolutely smashed by the French.

    How can they say we were overconfident and aggrogant and then say of themselves that they play the best football in the world and are favourites for the final? Hypocrites!

    2
  • richyg01

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Any truth in this, lets see…

    “Newcastle United’s summer transfer business is being held up due to a complicated transfer merry-go-round, according to various reports.

    West Ham have now confirmed the signing of Andriy Yarmolenko, which, according to Football London, should allow Michail Antonio to leave The London Stadium for Crystal Palace.

    Sky Sports claim Antonio’s prospective transfer would then allow Andros Townsend to complete a move to Newcastle United, who are interested in signing their former winger.

    This transfer would then allow Matt Ritchie to complete his reported move to Stoke City, with the Stoke Sentinel reporting their interest in the winger’s signature.”

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Pitimac, just copy and paste the url

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Jail I just wrote a long analysis of all this but bloody lost it and can’t be arsed to do it again as have to go back to work. Maybe a fair comment about Bayern but you can’t do banter due to your sensitive soul. You also can’t do nuance, so it makes it very hard to discuss anything with you.

    3
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Never really been sold on batshuayi. Can’t knock his goalscoring and ability to be in the right place at the right time but for his strength I rarely see him hold the ball up well. First touch can be very poor and doesn’t have the workrate of Gayle. It must be said that despite him scoring very well, he misses lots of chances most recently v panama off the bench for Belgium. Missed 4 clear opportunities before scoring on the fifth. Guy doesn’t like to pass either and is too selfish at times. Still, would be an upgrade in what we have and would take him in a heartbeat.

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #23

    I’m sorry to lose his potential, but that’s worth nowt without the commitment to back it up. Best gone in that scenario.

    0
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #24

    I read that an England fan punched a horse after the defeat last night.

    0
  • Pitmatic

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Looking at the prices being quoted for bog standard strikers, I’m not sure it would be a huge disaster if we just stuck with what we have. Gayle is likely to be fitter than last year, so not inconceivable that he returns to his Championship form. Pérez I think is a proper player now, and his goals late last season no fluke. Joselu is what he is, but I doubt he could be any less productive than last year, so could easily chip in with half a dozen. (Glenn Murray anyone?)

    Not saying it’d be my preferred option, but possibly better than spunking £20m on some no hoper. We’ll still need another body in. Kodjia could be a decent steal I think. I did recommend him a few weeks ago, so good to know Rafa is tuned in here and taking good advice…

    1
  • Online Guy

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #26

    My last post comes about because of the fact we have a lot of money in the coffers and money due… and Wolverhampton Wanderers are showing more ambition..now there’s an owner . Same with Fulham they are out spending the massive Newcastle United..

    If it’s not all about money look at the fact they are in the market for top players with owners who know you need to speculate to accumulate.

    We are snatching at loans and a keeper on the cheap.

    Whaers the Fking money gone ?

    Yes I’m upset..how long you lot gonna put up with this crap.

    Constantly worrying if Rafa going to walk because of Ashley’s austerity measures..

    Ashley’s a Double billionaire for Christ’s sake … I detest the bat fastad. There Iv said it.

    He’s still got Rangers by the balls ..went in owned the club to a degree..left but retained the merchandising options and killing all other competition off So retaining a hold on commercial rights at The once Massive British institution and proud Football club Glasgow Rangers

    Leaving them with a Skeleton outfit when it comes down to their own commercial viability

    Still intent on Ripping Glasgow Rangers off and taking massive profits out of Rangers shirt sales.

    He will do the same to us… If he ever sells up . No chance.

    His club for sale announcement was all a a piss take on Newcastle Fans. It was never for sale.. there was even two sides of the media going to war , in print , with each other .

    Amanda Stavely told the truth as it was…And Ashley rubbished a fine upstanding woman in the press via his lackeys

    The man is an abomination.

    A world class manager scratching around and the fans hanging on for scraps . That’s exactly how it is .

    Ashley please sell up .

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  • Pitmatic

    Jul 12, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #27

    Thanks Jail. Yes, that was it.

    Just about the only thing worth reading in the Guardian these days.

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #28

    Online

    I feel your pain and agree with the above.

    4
  • Pitmatic

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Not wanting to sound like an Ashley apologist, but sometimes it’s easy for promoted teams to splash the cash around, as they don’t have anything like the wage liabilities we have. Also Fulham know they have £50m+ waiting to be cashed in when they sell Sessegnon.

    It’s not really worth getting upset about a rival’s spending or otherwise. West Ham also busy, but still a joke club. Wilshere or Ki on a free transfer? I know who I’d rather have, and it’s not the fat charva on the hooka pipe.

    4
  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #30
  • Pottsclock

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #31

    This is quite amusing. Fiat workers going on strike because of the Ronaldo signing. And actually they have a point. The world has gone mad with the amounts of money spent on players and their wages and at the same time your average manual worker has had their conditions worsened and fewer opportunities.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44807281

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #32

    From Sky:

    West Brom are among the clubs interested in Rolando Aarons, with Newcastle willing to listen to offers for the winger, according to the Mirror.

    That seems like a very sensible option for everyone.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Aye Ronaldo i posted this earlier about Newcastle bring twinned with Weston Super Mare

    https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/world-cup-2018-semi-england-1776553

    1
  • Pottsclock

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #34

    West Ham are spending on the never-never hoping that it buys them success. It won’t. They’re spending big money on players that have no experience in the Premier League, Wilshire aside.
    I can’t wait for their relegation battle and the panic that will ensue at Christmas when the fans are asking for the manager’s head. Then if it really goes wrong and they get relegated they’ll be in the same situation as Villa are now.

    Not suggesting that we don’t need to spend – we do. But too many players without PL expeience are going to take some time to adjust.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #35

    When you see the obscene amounts being splashed around, you can almost understand Ashley’s concerns about spending – once you commit to the very idea of success, you have to seemingly spend 100s of millions to achieve it, which would make any sane man think twice.

    The fact is though that Rafa hasn’t asked for us to match the spend of West Ham, Fulham, Man City or anyone, he’s just asked to be backed with reasonable amounts on players he wants when he wants them.

    They need to communicate better, because what Rafa wants and what the Fat One is prepared to deliver are probably not that far apart.

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 12, 2018 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Looks like we missed out on Plea. That is extremely odd as we almost never dither and miss out (puckered brow). Surely it won’t happen ever again?

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 12, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #37

    I’m afraid they might actually be miles apart Rob.

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 12, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Lee: “Mike it looks like the plan worked well once again. People actually thought we were going to peg out some dosh for Plea. Hee hee.” Mike: “Well done Chutney. Now just make sure we put have somebody to put on the pitch next season. I don’t care who it is as long as we don’t pay anything for them.”

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 12, 2018 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Are Ashley/Chutney slowly molding us into a top side or slowly moulding is into a mediocre side? Poor Rafa.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #40

    RobLeenio,
    Just come out of the closet, it’s a more understanding world we live in these days, you’ll feel better for it!

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