Some breaking news tonight, with it being revealed that Newcastle have agreed a season-long loan deal for Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Kenedy according to The Mirror.
The former Fluminense prospect can operate as a left winger or at left-back and the club’s official media partner have confirmed that he will become our sixth signing of the summer.
Benitez is believed to have offered the 21-year old Brazilian an escape route to the north-east after learning he was up for grabs and has moved quickly to secure his signature for the season – having several well placed contacts at Chelsea from his spell in charge at Stamford bridge four years ago.
Another winger for Newcastle – as they agree to take Chelsea bad boy Kenedy on-loan. A risk but hugely talented.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) August 9, 2017
Kenedy has scored 2 goals in 22 appearances for Chelsea following his £6.3m arrival from Fluminense two years ago and spent last season on loan at Watford – however made just one appearance for the Hornets after a several injury problems.
Interestingly, The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder stated earlier this week that Newcastle were working on a couple of loan deals and this appears to be one of them, with the loan signing of Kenedy appearing all but done.
#nufc currently exploring a couple of loan options. Rafa Benitez said in last presser club are moving in "different directions".
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 8, 2017
It’s yet to be disclosed whether we will have an buy-out clause or obligation to buy in place, but it looks like Kenedy will become the 4th Brazilian ever to play for in black and white after Mirandinha, Cacapa and Fumaca.