Kenedy has met the assembled north east media on Monday afternoon.

On loan until the end of the season, the 21 year old says that he is open to the possibility of staying at Newcastle beyond this season.

Saying all the right things about the club and city, the left sided player says that he is desperate to get the chance to play against Burnley on Wednesday night.

He was man of the match for Chelsea against Norwich less than two weeks ago and will have a week’s training with his Newcastle team-mates behind him, so there should be no issues with match fitness.

With the Magpies crying out for pace and an extra spark, it would be surprising if Rafa doesn’t find a place for him.

Kenedy describes the loan move as ‘a big opportunity’ and even if he heads back to Chelsea, nobody will complain if in these next 14 matches he helps guide Newcastle to safety.

Of course, it is really 13 matches for the Brazilian, and it will be a strange experience for him if he has to watch on when Newcastle play Chelsea on 13 May in their final game of the season with the relegation issue still not sorted.

Kenedy:

“I want to play (against Burnley) but it’s the decision of the coach. I will have to wait for the decision by my desire is to play.

“We are all united. It is like a family. I feel very welcome here.

“My mind is with Newcastle.

“I will do my best and afterwards, we will see if I will stay or go back (to Chelsea).

“At the moment, my head is here.

“It’s a big opportunity. I would like to grab this opportunity and all that comes with it.

“It’s a big team. I will do my best and I’m here to give my soul to the team and to be happy.

“The welcome was really good. The manager will decide when I will play but I’m enjoying it and I will do my best for the team.

“I know Christian Atsu from Chelsea. He speaks Portuguese and he was really important in making a connection with the club. He is a good friend.

“The city is beautiful, the club is wonderful. I’m really happy to be part of it.”



  • Rich Lawson

    Has he gone for lunch on Stanhope St yet ?

  • ghostrider

    Let’s hope he is allowed to showcase his skills in the right way and is allowed to by Rafa.
    Add a loan striker to his skills and use them as a catalyst for better balanced 90 minute plus football and we could be cooking on gas and Rafa just might learn a new trade as a FOOTBALL manager.

    • len robson

      Your mate Ashley would sell any of our strikers for a few million but no one wants them. so why open up the game and have the back open for 4 goals just for us to get one.

      • ghostrider

        That makes no sense.

    • Pozz Mozz

      Wonder how he won his titles before learning to be a manager. Maybe you could teach him a few tricks in Fifa 2018

      • ghostrider

        I don’t play Fifa.
        I think he won his titles by luck in some cases and plenty of money to spend spend spend.
        He could win more titles in weak leagues with plenty of spend spend spend.
        He won’t do it without that.

        • Ram Kishore

          You must be Ashley’s best mate

          • ghostrider

            Nahhh, just happy to have an owner that actually cares about the club amid all the bile he’s had to endure in his time here, all because of one dummy spitting man..

  • Mitros gotta start

    I see that renowned brazilian travel writer has reviewed our city……good to see we got a better rating than china.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    The kids a good player & there`s a plenty of international on Chelsea`s bench.
    wonder if Penfold`s still playing hide & seek with Rafa.

    😂😂😂

  • Peaky Magpie

    For goodness sake lad a word of advice….divvent ask kn*bheed Jenas where you can get your haircut….

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      best place is some Syrian guy on Stanhope St, 7 quid,
      no speeky English

      • Peaky Magpie

        I know what you mean Moose but they’ve pulled my original post 😂😂😂

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          they pull mine all the time

          • Virsino

            You get pulled off by the mag regularly? ;-)

  • Mike

    has he been to Chinatown yet?

    • Dillon Tovak

      Wake up Newcastle

  • toonterrier

    Welcome to the world of make believe. The supporters are brilliant the manager is class but unfortunately the owner is a plank. Lots of potential so do you best and hopefully it will help to keep us up then fatty will find a buyer and the only way is up.

  • Peaky Magpie

    WBA closing in on Sturridge apparently…..

  • robbersdog

    Apparently he’s a bit of a ‘ladies man’, so he’s probably like a kid in a sweet-shop right now.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He`ll be neck deep in Bigg Market pussy
      😂😂😂

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Sturridge slated to sign for WBA today after agreeing terms
    apparently WBA were willing to meet all Liverpool`s terms whilst Nufc were haggling

    • Mrkgw

      Its completely disgusting Moose. And yet, we still have idiots albeit, a small minority maintaining the view thst if we go down a division the.n we will win a few games. If we drop then there is no return for us. Our supporters really do need to wake up and fast. ASHLEY OUT!

  • 5floorshigh

    another defender ?

  • Whickhamrobbie

    Kennedy mate .
    1 Yes the city is beautiful , 2 No the club is not wonderfull (its a mess ) and 3 you will soon be sick to be a part of this shambles .
    I hope you can help us but we need a lot more than you

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    A player saying great things about the city and the club the Mag and George from the times will not be happy about this give him a chance he has not even played a game yet this site’s hatred for Newcastle United never ceases to amaze me. The biggest fight in our relegation battle will the negative fans on this site it’s in our hands.

  • Down Under Mag

    Ahhh…the old “we can’t parade any new signings so we’ll get some token interviews from our one and only new face saying how great the city is” tactic. So predictable…

  • Phil Yare

    enjoy 6 months of dysfunctionality. if hes does well he will be somewhere else after then

  • ghostrider

    Remember when Wijnaldum said exactly the same?
    I’m not interested in talk off the pitch.

  • TC Toon Army

    He wants time on the pitch. He can get that at Newcastle. Under a good manager and with his mate atsu. It benifits him to do well for us. And we need players. Not that anyone needs reminding. Haha. Good luck to him. And welcome.