Chelsea reporter provides Kenedy update – and it looks like good news for NUFC

According to Simon Johnson – Chelsea’s reporter for the Evening Standard – Newcastle are now discussing a deal to sign Kenedy on loan with an option to buy – suggesting the Brazilian WILL be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

This suggests some sort of progress on our efforts to secure the signature of Kenedy for next season, either on loan or ideally, permanently. Chelsea always play hard ball and sell high but the end of season talk of Kenedy moving to the likes of Bayern Munich seems to have dwindled, which seem to have left us in the driving seat.

Conte still being in the Chelsea hot seat might also help as he supposedly doesn’t see the talented Brazilian as part of his plans and needs wants to use proceeds from his sale to help bring in other signings.

Here’s what the Evening Standard’s Simon Johnson has had to say on the deal:

“Chelsea are in talks with Newcastle over departure of Kenedy. A loan with option to buy has been discussed.

“Chelsea are asking for £20m+ which is why Newcastle are looking to loan first.

“But fact Chelsea are open to negotiations suggests he’s not part of their plans.”

Claims here that there could even be a deal reached with the possibility of a loan with option to buy is surely a good sign for Newcastle and Benitez. Financially, that would be a deal that suits us best.

The asking is between £20-30m depending on which report you read but, considering the market today, it really is just the going rate – although I suspect we may only do business if it’s closer to £20m.

A loan with option to buy allows us to spend cash on strikers and also means we can still sign Kenedy next season if we wish when we have more cash flow. The prospect of him and Townsend returning together really is exciting and would give fans a much needed boost.

Do you think we’ll see Kenedy back in a Newcastle shirt next season?

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About Simon Riddlesden

Lifelong Newcastle United fan and East Stand season ticket holder. Observations from a supporter who has followed NUFC during Champions League participation and through relegation, taking me from Milan to Scunthorpe.

One thought on “Chelsea reporter provides Kenedy update – and it looks like good news for NUFC

  1. He’s good and this is promising news.
    But, …over-priced. The lad’s worth 12M on a good day at present, with potential to get to 16M at the peak of his prime. But then, Townsend is only worth 15M now with little more top end potential to come – and look at what CP are asking for him.
    I do understand Ashley’s frustration at these prices, but he is NOT a football person and needs to trust his proven football expert, and let Rafa make these judgement calls, if he wants to have success in this crazy football world. (Ashley has caused a lot more frustration for Rafa and the fans, than Rafa has ever caused him!)
    Note to Rafa – DON’T sign a new contract with Ashley, we love you to pieces, but you deserve better.


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