Last year at this time Robert Kenedy had come in on loan from Chelsea and was dazzling Newcastle fans with his wizardry down the left wing.
The Brazilian has class, and it seemed Rafa Benitez was getting the best out of him in our revival as we finished 10th in the Premier League.
There was excitement in the summer when Rafa managed to get Kennedy on loan for the full season.
But the 23-year-old has been a major disappointment this season and couldn’t get into the 18 man squad for the game at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Kenedy – missed his chance at Newcastle
It seems Kenedy has lost his chance at Newcastle and Rafa has his scouts looking to bring in new wingers over the summer.
It leaves Kenedy’s career very much in limbo, and the best he can hope for is that he is sent out on loan this summer or even sold by Chelsea.
Hs drop in form could be related to family issues with his wife and kids still located in London.
That has to be difficult for a young lad trying to build his career.
And Rafa’s switch to using wing-backs didn’t help Kenedy whose type of wing play is not suited for a 3-5-2 formation.
It’s a real pity because Kenedy has the skills and talent to be a great player.
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