Newcastle United have signed Kenedy according to reports on Wednesday night.
The club’s official media partner, The Mirror, claim that NUFC have 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, a position that looks weak for Newcastle.
Bought for around £8m two years ago, Kenedy moved from Fluminese (Brazil) to Stamford Bridge.
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.
On a pre-season tour, Kenedy insulted locals by posting on social media: ‘Damn China’ and ‘Wake up China, you idiot’.
The Mirror reporting/claiming:
‘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.’