According to the Telegraph, Newcastle are in talks with Chelsea over a potential deal worth ‘around £20m’ for Kenedy – however their insistence on including a buy back clause in his contract looks set to be a potential stumbling block.
I can see the logic in them doing this, with him looking very good at NUFC during the one and only time he was given a fair chance in the Premier League, however it shouldn’t be a major concern of ours if you ask me.
He would have to look like an absolute world beater under Benitez for Chelsea to consider buying him back and if that’s the case, he must be playing VERY well for us – which can only be seen as a positive thing for Newcastle United football club.
It’s not ideal, but on a more promising note, it sounds like talks between Newcastle and Chelsea seem to be well underway and gathering some sort of pace.
Here’s what the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has had to say on the deal this week:
“Newcastle are also trying to land Chelsea winger Kenedy for around £20m and the player is keen to sign for the club permanently after spending the second-half of last season on loan on Tyneside.
“However, a potential stumbling block in those negotiations is that Chelsea will insist on a buy back clause in his contract.”
When signing a player who would almost certainly break your club record fee, I can see the reluctance to include a clause that would see him leave, but I wouldn’t have too many problems including a hefty buy back clause for Chelsea.
If we can sign him for ‘around £20m’, I’m pretty sure we’d all be delighted – regardless of any clauses put in place.