Some breaking news in the last few moments, with the club confirming the signing of Kenedy – the Chelsea wide-man who joins on a six month loan deal until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old has generally played for Chelsea in the left wing-back role as cover for Marcus Alonso, but is also able to operate as a left-back or left-winger.
Here’s his first interview as an NUFC player, admitting that he is ‘so happy’ to have been given the opportunity to show his potential at Newcastle United:
“I’m so happy with this opportunity at Newcastle. They’ve opened the door to me to come here, show my potential and come and play for Newcastle.”
“It’s a traditional club and Rafa Benitez is a fantastic, amazing coach. Christian Atsu, as well – we trained together at Chelsea and know each other, and he said good things about the club. So it was easy to take this decision.”
Here’s the unveiling video released by the club’s official Twitter page in the last few moments:
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 23, 2018
Kenedy becomes the fourth Brazilian to play for Newcastle after Mirandinha, Fumaça and Cláudio Caçapa, however he will be unable to play in Sunday’s FA Cup clash with parent club Chelsea.