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Breaking News – Kenedy To Have Medical Tomorrow

This is really great news today that Kenedy is on his way to Newcastle for a medical scheduled for tomorrow and he will then sign on for Newcastle on a season-long loan deal.

Sky Sports issued this article within the last hour with the excellent news.

As detailed earlier today there have been positive talks between Chelsea and Newcastle and Rafa was a vital part of this deal – make no mistake about that.

Kenedy with Rafa Benitez – 22-year-old is coming back

The 22-year-old Brazilian spend this year on loan with Newcastle and was a real star for the team and our fans will be absolutely delighted he is coming back on loan for next season.

He was back in preseason training last Monday at Chelsea, and it now looks like he will be on the plane to Ireland on Wednesday for the training camp.

Rafa Benitez is now said to be willing to sell Matt Ritchie if he gets the right price for him.

Sky Sports News is reporting that the move for Kenedy is independent of any move for Andros Townsend – so it looks like Rafa really wants Andros back on Tyneside after he left us two years ago.

This is a huge breakthrough by Newcastle and a big win (another one) for Mr. Rafa Benitez.

Now the big question is whether Rafa got an “option to buy” in the loan contract.

But given there were good talks between the clubs it’s very likely Rafa has that “option to buy” clause in there.

The Chronicle is reporting tonight the discussions with Chelsea have been about the loan fee and what transfer fee they would want if Newcastle want to buy him next summer.

Since Kenedy is on his way for a medical you have to assume they have come to some mutual agreement – we hope that’s true.

If we sign Kenedy it means we have our two loan stars from this year – Dubravka and Kenedy – back at the club.

And Rafa has also brought in the very experienced Ki Sung-yueng to replace Mikel Merino who is expected to join Real Sociedad imminently.

Did I say this was good news?

Comments welcome.

44 comments so far

  • TyneMouth

    Jul 9, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #41

    It’s been a good day, it’s beginning to be a lot like Christmas.!

    Kenedy’s ‘coming home’

    … and it looks like Brexit is going down the Sunderland road of self destruction! Wonderful…

  • Phil K

    Jul 9, 2018 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #42

    Finally a bit of good news. Now if only Ashley would give Rafa money to BUY, and get him to sign that “5 year contract”

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jul 9, 2018 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #43

    Sorry about the repost

    Bobbybee @ 63 on previous

    I’m thinking the same as you, I would suggest the loan is a safe bet to ensure Kenedy wasn’t just a 6 month hit and 20m is a lot of outlay, if we have him a full season and he maintains/improves then it’s great value to buy (if we get a clause in there). I would suspect the loan fee will be high to offset risk on Chelsea’s part, because if we don’t buy and his value plummets they still made a few quid. For all the good he done last season, he was just as bad a couple of years ago at Watford. Let’s see if he does it for a full season here then pay the big bucks. I personally think he will fulfill the potential he has shown and an option to buy safeguards both scenarios.

    He also may not want to commit without Rafa committing too, so he may have a part to play in this.

    I also suspect a high loan fee might be in the offing given the fact he is having a medical tomorrow.

  • davis_toons

    Jul 10, 2018 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #44

    Sad to let Mikel Merino go..


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