Wednesday saw an exclusive from The Mirror, Newcastle United’s media partner stated (see below) as fact that Kenedy had signed for the Magpies.
They said Newcastle had signed the Brazilian on a year long loan.
The 21 year old is usually a left winger but can also play wing-back and left-back, Kenedy having been bought for around £8m two years ago from Fluminese.
With 549 minutes and one goal for Chelsea in the Premier League in 2015/16, then only another 75 league minutes for the Blues and 15 minutes on loan at Watford last season, fair to say his career wasn’t on an upward curve.
This summer saw the winger sent home in disgrace by Chelsea after upsetting their Chinese hosts, after Kenedy insulted locals by posting on social media: ‘Damn China’ and ‘Wake up China, you idiot’.
Newcastle fans have been waiting for the club to officially announce the deal for a sixth signing of the summer, and waiting, and waiting, then on Saturday afternoon…surprise, surprise, Kenedy is named as one of Chelsea’s substitutes as they take on Burnley!
Yet another embarrassing exclusive from The Mirror, the newspaper having started off their relationship with Newcastle in 2015 by running an exclusive saying that Charlie Austin had signed for Newcastle…but he hadn’t.
Then also claiming that Saido Berahino was certain to follow Austin into St James Park…but he didn’t.
In addition, they have also claimed that Barcelona were looking to buy Ayoze Perez if Neymar, Messi or Suarez left!!
The Mirror – 9 August 2017:
‘Rafa Benitez has snapped up Chelsea outcast Kenedy on a season’s loan.
Newcastle’s boss offered the Brazilian an escape route to the north-east after learning he was up for grabs.
Benitez has moved quickly to secure the deal using well-established contacts made during his spell in charge of the club four years ago.
And the winger will offer the Tyneside giants added impetus going forward as the Spaniard continues his re-building of the Magpies.’