Newcastle United will unveil Kenedy as their first signing of January according to an exclusive on late Monday afternoon.

Goal report that their information is that Antonio Conte has at last allowed the left sided player to travel to Tyneside and he will complete his medical in the next 24 hours.

They add that an agreement had been in place between the two clubs since the summer with the trigger being the awaited signing of competition for former Sunderland defender Marcos Alonso.

That replacement still hasn’t arrived but Conte expects Roma’s Emerson Palmieri to sign for £25m very soon, which has allowed the Kenedy move to now be progressed in advance of that happening.

The deal is said to be an initial six month loan, though no news as yet on whether it could potentially have a permanent clause attached.

He was bought for around £8m two years ago from Fluminese.

Kenedy got 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.

The 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’.

This season has brought only four appearances as an unused sub in the Premier League.

However, in the domestic cups he has started three League Cup and 2 FA Cup matches.

The last of those saw him selected as man of the match as Chelsea eventually beat Norwich on penalties.

Assuming the deal is completed, Kenedy offers competition on the whole of the left side, able to play as left-back, wing-back and winger.



  • Wor Lass

    Sent home in disgrace for that? He`s hardly Nile Ranger! I`m sick of reading about it. I`ve only seen him the once in the cup replay v Norwich and I thought he looked a good player. Has Fatty had a heavy fall and banged his head?

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He`s a very good player, watched him last week & he was MoM, i think that`s Atsu on the bench because he`s to good as an attacking left footed player to replace Dummy at left back

      • Wor Lass

        Probably right – Atsu is a bit erratic so some proper competition will do him good. Dummy could always make that switch to CB – Clark hasn`t looked the same player in the PL.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Dummy`s a really strong lad, always fancied him in central defence. i`ve always rated the guy

          • Wor Lass

            Me too – he took a lot of stick at one time but I reckon some people have a thing about Geordies making it. Probably jealous!

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            that`s about it

          • csh

            Dummet is naturally a centre back, which is why I never understand the stick he gets given he is playing out of position.

          • Tony Mann

            Soccer AM Crossbar challenge –
            Dummet was asked ” what position do you play?”
            His response – “Anywhere I can get a game”.
            Brilliant attitude.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            At school and youth level is was always a centre half not a full back so doing his best outstanding against Man City.

        • Kneebotherm8

          Dummy’s looked like a good centre back when played there.

  • robbersdog

    Dummett and Atsu work well together on the left, so I’m not sure where he’ll fit in; but a signing is a signing, and even the loan-signing of a Chelsea reserve is better than nowt.

    Let’s hope he’s a revelation and that we’ve got an option to sign him permanently!

    • Yes, Dummett defends well and then sometimes/somehow he gets the ball to Atsu or tries a horrible cross. That works great.
      Dummy is an outstanding defender, but he’s so poor with the ball that it hurts.

  • We’ve been waiting on the Kenedy fellow for ages, but we have no idea if he’s actually any good. For all I know the lad’s not very bright (those China comments) and looks like another Lazaar. Fingers crossed he wants to prove doubters wrong and can. We badly need an alternative to Dummett/Manquillo.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He`s good ok, no worries there, he was MoM for Chelsea last week

    • Wor Lass

      He`s a much different prospect from Lazaar. He could be a real asset for us down that left side.

    • Jezza

      Well the last left sided player we had called Kennedy didn’t do too bad.

      • Leazes.

        Aye he left.

        • TheNutJob

          😂😂😂

    • TheNutJob

      chances are you`ve never seen him play, add to that China has an appalling human rights record

      • Yes, haven’t really. Don’t rely on Youtube videos, they make everyone look like Messi :D

  • Waxi

    We need a lot more in the next 9 days or we are going to be in big trouble. It’s a start and that is what counts at the moment.

  • TheFatController

    Can’t harm to have a left back who can play left wing and also play a completely different game from our current left back.

    And if it means we don’t see manquilo at LB again, that’s a good thing. ‘Putting in crosses from the left’ is not a cub’s badge Manquillo ever asked his mum to sew on…

    • Wor Lass

      Manquillo`s very much like Hoss – he thinks about his game and he tries his best but it just isn`t good enough.

  • Mrkgw

    I hope thst there is an option to buy as we need now to be building a squad for the longer term. Sign a load of loans and when they return to their parent clubs we are left with little else but a skeletal side. Not literally of course!

    • StevieB

      Big changes in the summer mate…….big changes

    • Jezza

      Any option for a permanent deal will be conditional on Newcastle avoiding relegation.

  • TheNutJob

    Kenedy on the left, Murph on the right, Mikel & Jonjo spraying balls all over the shop & Karim Benzema up front or Hoss
    😀😀

    • Wor Lass

      I`d rather have Little Joe!

      • Kneebotherm8

        Wot?……another signing?……Bonanza time…….

  • Mag_Ladd

    I’ll be intrigued to see if we play Kenedy at left wing instead of as a leftwing back, that we could possibly move Ritchie into the centre with Shelvey, Murphy on the right and Merino in the No.10 role. Just provides pace either side even though we have Atsu who can play either side as well with pace but still keeps Ritchie in the team as he knows how to pick a pass, create space, it’s he just isn’t the fastest.

    It might leave the midfield lacking defensively tbh, but it’s food for thought nevertheless.

    Wonder if we’ll actually get anyone else in if this info is correct though, wonder who our actual striker targets are?

    • Wor Lass

      Have you told Rafa?

      • Mag_Ladd

        Not yet, I’m a busy man! You seem to have a lot of time though judging by how much you comment on this site, could you do it for me?

        • Wor Lass

          Ha ha – good come-back, m8! I`ll see what I can do – no promises, mind.

          • Mag_Ladd

            Haha I’m in the same situation but not quite as far only the opposite side of the country mate, it gets boring being surrounded by Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea fans constantly.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    If it the first of three will keep Rafa happy this is the one he wanted. If he gets the centre forward and one other it will be well done Mike Ashley although many on here and George from the Times and Luke Edwards will put the boot in very sad men.

    • Megatron1505

      If you starve a captive to the point of death then give him a bowl of Cheerios should you get a pat on the back?

      • TheFatController

        We thought Staveley was giving Ashley the Cheerios. Sadly not.

    • Mag_Ladd

      I can’t make sense of your comment, confusing and very hard to read.

      Are you having a go at Caulkin and Edwards here or?

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Yes they hate Newcastle with a passion the first of three signings will make it harder for them to wind up the fans cause unrest and get us relegated which is what the Times wants always have done ask John Gibson and Oliver the moaners on this site and the anti Ashley people are their friends.

        • Mag_Ladd

          You seem to have mustered up a conspiracy theory on one of the most menial of subjects to do so in.

          George Caulkin is a quality journalist and well respected in the region as well as in the sports press nationally, out of all of the journalists that report on clubs in the North East I’d take his word over any of them.

          You shouldn’t waste your time thinking such things, maybe get yourself into some more juicy conspiracy theories like the JFK assassination or Area 51.

          Lay off the ganja.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            The times hate Newcastle full stop always have done ask John Gibson and George works for them continually putting out fake news to wind up Newcastle fans he should be banned along with Luke Edwards another bad one.

    • Tony Mann

      Really difficult to read your posts, Vocabulary and grammar is shockingly poor (Shyte might make more sense to you) Learn English FFS.

    • TheFatController

      TBH I’m more worried what Swansea do with the Sigurdsson money and Southampton with the Van dijk money etc – that’ll influence our staying up more than anything Ashley can write a cheque out for …

      Hopefully Rafa can make us an attractive proposition and the likes of Swansea seem less attractive but we may well be outspent by our rivals even if we do spend on a striker.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        The advantage all the teams have over us and Brighton and Huddersfield is that they have the Sky money from last year.
        Also would not surprise me if it goes to forty two points to stop up this season .

    • Paul Patterson

      Congratulations on getting the praise in for your chum.
      If the purse strings had been loosened in the summer then Kenedy and others would have already been here and we wouldn’t be in this mess.
      Like I’ve said, don’t let late progress get in the way of your misguided Ashley praise.

      • Wor Lass

        I`m with you in spirit, Paul, but Kenedy was prevented from coming in the summer by Conte – he didn`t have an upgrade.

        • Tony Mann

          Thought the same as Patters, just gutted that Monksatan might have got one over on me. (Only Kidding)

          • Wor Lass

            Monksatan – luv it!

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Would not pick you up on your spelling as would not stoop that low but today with the first signing of three is a sad day for the Mag and George from the times who want us relegated.

          • Tony Mann

            And that means ‘What’ – You can’t even spell your own name never mind me doing it for you. I DELIBERATELY spelt your name wrong. Monksatan – you really need adult literacy lessons.

          • Tony Mann

            Monkseaton Magpies,
            (and I have addressed you correctly)
            I’m going to stop baiting you about your spelling and literacy.
            Seriously, and this is not joking, I am no longer going to reply to your posts.
            Not because I think you make invalid points or the points you make are not worthy of reply, but because I get the impression you are somewhat needy of attention.
            I have made jokes at your expense as you have mine, but I feel my responses to you,have,at times,been cruel and uncalled for – just to get a cheap laugh in some instances.
            If I’m wrong – you’re having the last laugh – If I’m right then get help.
            This is not a joke post.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Check your spelling of Monkseaton above not that it matters a jot to me but you are getting old will forgive you.

          • Wor Lass

            It`s not a mis-spelling, you plum!

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          Sad day for the mag and the times black arm bands.

      • Jezza

        He’s a wind up merchant, marra. He’s not a Newcastle supporter and he’s not from Monkseaton (when he first registered that ID he mis-spelled Monkseaton). He is one of two socially disfunctional brothers who have been trolling this forum for years under various ID’s such as “alan pardews black and white army” and “vodka magpie” in the past and currently ohh bobbi fleckman, ghostbuster and clarko. They are just looking to provoke a reaction to brighten up their empty lives. Best not to give then the satisfaction.

        • Leazes.

          …’big sams black and white army’….’High in the Milburn’…..’Kev from Manchester’….

          He thinks he’s a bloody master of disguise by changing his name!

          • Peaky Magpie

            😂😂😂😂😂

        • Tony Mann

          Jezza, I’m a reasonably streetwise 60 year old ‘dude’ – please don’t tell me that, in the few months I’ve been on this forum, that I have been trolled (in my Aldi Gin raddled state) by the above mentioned.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Jezza does not go to games claims he did but not seen a hippy at the ground since the seventies. Been to more Newcastle games than anyone on this site that s for sure flying down on Sunday.

          • Cockneytrev

            Hoop licker👅👅👅

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Getting a bit worried about you that is your favourite phase perhaps it’s a hobby of yours.

          • Cockneytrev

            Ashley hoop licker👅👅

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          I have been to more Newcastle games than any one on this site so do the decent thing and get yourself to a match but get a hair cut first.

          • scotty63

            want to swap some programmes?

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            The last time I bought programmes was in 1976 you had to collect tokens and glue them to a sheet to get a cup final ticket as only a few thousand or so season ticket holders in them days .

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Saying we spent nearly fifty million in the Summer a lot more than many teams in the Premier league your comments are strange they would not let him go as had no cover.

      • Kneebotherm8

        Always reaction with Ashley……..never pro action..

    • Wor Lass

      Read Megatron`s post, below, and think about it.

  • Leazes.

    Lets hope he didn’t bring his baggage.

    Has anybody looked at his stats?… Not in squad…. Knee Injury….on the bench….. for 2 years!

    • TheNutJob

      as long as he brings his boots leazes

      • Leazes.

        No…no… where does this ‘answer to our prayers’ nonsense come from?

        • TheNutJob

          Ryder

          • Leazes.

            …. Yes he just bigged up Rafa…..;Benitez pushed to get the six-month loan deal completed’…..

    • Duh

      should get a discount then, sounds perfect

    • Wor Lass

      But he can Tweet like Triple M!

      • Leazes.

        If Rafa has scouted him I’d just like to know….How?

        Reasonable question.

        • Wor Lass

          My money`s on Giroud. I hope so, anyway!

        • Wor Lass

          Ever heard of Youtube?

          • Leazes.

            Yes…. and?

    • Rich Lawson

      He’ll go down a storm at the restauraunts on Stanhope St tho’ !

  • TheNutJob

    A few of the papers are tipping Kevin Gameiro, but will Fatty pay the big bucks for a 30yr old

    • Wor Lass

      He`s hardly prolific (unless you compare him with Hoss or Riviere). Seems to get a goal every 3 games or so. Better than what we`ve got but …

  • TheNutJob

    Kenedys just put a photo of himself on instagam on a plane & one`s due in now from Heathrow at Newcastle airport

    • Wor Lass

      Get up there on the roof with a big bedsheet with “Welcome tae the Toon, bonny laad” on it. That should confuse him.

      • Rich Lawson

        So will playing at centre forward,cos we just needed another winger didn’t we ?

    • TheFatController

      So it’s only deadline day outgoing players that get the ‘Ashley’s chopper’ treatment …

      • csh

        Penfold probably gets Ashleys chopper too at the end of the transfer window if we don’t sign anyone ;)

        • wheyayeman

          I feel grievously sick

      • Phil Yare

        the choppers only used when there’s money coming his way

    • Benmagpie

      He came on a train

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Funny, it looked like a Virgin first class seat to me. I hope he doesn’t have to get a bus replacement from Doncaster

  • TheFatController

    A Swansea win tonight would have Ashley choking on his poppadom.

    Onion and mango chutney in the fireplace this time ….

    • TheNutJob

      still 1-0 to Swansea, 83rd min

      • TheFatController

        Mrs Ashley already getting the Febreze and Shake and Vac out…

        Sadly Ashley still not getting the cheque book out I’ll wager.

      • Geordiegiants

        That result has just caused mayhem.

        • Kneebotherm8

          Getting very tight at the bottom,relegation could go right down to the wire……mebbees even goal difference..

    • Wor Lass

      They`ve won. In a way, it`s a good result because it helps to ram home the message that we have to strengthen!

      • Tony Mann

        When you say ram – do you mean up his aspinall?

        • Wor Lass

          far as possible!

    • Danimal

      Hope you were right.

  • Andrew

    Trying to work out tonight after the Swansea result & Bournemouth beating Arsenal & Palaces climb up the table why as a team we can’t do these things. Is it just a poor team or a manager that can’t motivate them or a owner who doesn’t care. Or is it me trying to figure out why I follow football. Most definitely losing the plot

    • Tony Mann

      All of the above.

    • scotty63

      Fella – this lot try like f&&k – it;’s PL quality that’s missing so blame is squarely with Arbuckle and Penfold and lack of investment.

  • Danimal

    Thanks Liverpool, thanks Arsenal. I suppose we’ll just have to win some games ourselves…

    • Tony Mann

      Generally that’s the way it is.
      Sadly, the fat c*nt holding the purse strings has decided to tie the clubs boot laces together.
      We are just about to fall over.

  • Malcolm Fisher

    Not as good as the papers make out.Another Manquillo.

    • Danimal

      Who?

  • Down Under Mag

    From what I saw in Chelseas cup game against Norwich I am not convinced he is anything better than we already have. Still, may be options off the bench at last so we can bring fresh legs on. All pie-in-the-sky until I see him in a black n white shirt though. Plenty of time for the deal to fall through.

    • Charlie Dickens

      I watched that game. The replay, anyway. Wasn’t he man of the match? He’s in a different class to anything we have. Great technique, fast, skillful, seemed disciplined and didn’t try to do too much, picked his moments going beyond the opposing full back and puts a decent ball in. He seems young, hungry, and the type of proper footballer we need at the club. Like Merino. Quality.

      • Down Under Mag

        Ah I didn’t get to see the replay and I had heard he played well, but in the first match he was very ordinary, but then the whole Chelsea side looked a bit sluggish that night. Still glad to have him on board and hopefully he comes with the hunger to improve and show everyone what he can do and gives us a renewed attacking spark (now to find a striker to put the ball in the net and we might be looking significantly better – I just question why it’s taken so long to get anyone in even on loan when we could ahave had a few extra games out of them).

        • Charlie Dickens

          I didn’t expect anyone to come in so pleased we got this lad on loan. Striker and a number 10 are more important for the team, but with Ashley in charge, you have to count your blessings for the sake of sanity.

  • hetonmag

    Do you know something it makes little difference who we sign at this club because someone will say he isn’t good enough or he’s got baggage or whatever, and this is even before any player has kicked a ball in earnest for us.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Same was said by some about Merino,don’t hear much criticism of him nowadays.

    • Leazes.

      He’s got baggage and he’s not Rafalution standard, has no experience and he’s come from Kings Road….. heck I don’t know why we are looking at an Atsu stand in replacement after giving him a long contract…. do you know anyone who has seen him play…. I looked at his injury record and his mins on the pitch…. no wonder he’s a six month loanee…. he’s not a Rafa capture as Ryder has said…. he’s an offload who has been palmed off by an agent to free up space at Stamford Bridge.

      Don’t cross your bridges….cross your fingers that we get a striker.

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        You’ll never see him play, you never go to the match

        • Leazes.

          What was your previous name again the one with the ‘Diane 4 Leader’ avatar?

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Big Labour fan, that’s me.

          • Leazes.

            What was it again?…. a Spinal Tap title….

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Smell the glove, I thought you’d blocked me on the basis I was too clever? Well done for having another go.

          • Leazes.

            No on the basis that life is too short….

      • Ram Kishore

        Moaner

        • Leazes.

          Philistine.

          • Ram Kishore

            What??

          • Leazes.

            Philistine.

          • Ram Kishore

            What?

      • hetonmag

        You are a serial moaner if we don’t bring a player in you moan when we do you moan, you’ve checked his injury record so what he looked fit enough to me in his last game. What the hell has coming from King’s Road got to do with a footballer, you have a serious issue with Ryder and the Chron just let it go man. And who says he’s an Atsu’s stand in can you now actually read Rafas mind, all this and you think Shelvey is our best player give your head a shake man.

        • Leazes.

          Strikers required, goalkeeper required….. another bloody winger not required.

          • Philippines

            Goalkeeper not required.

    • Duh

      We’ll see won’t we. Benitez is clearly keen on him and has a plan for him, it might be as simple as cover for the whole of the left, it might be something a bit more tactical like for certain games having an alternative pacy, attacking option to dummett or, to play in a 5 man defense as a wing back along side dummett.

      Talent spotting isn’t rafa’s particular specialty, like many managers he gets some right and some wrong but clearly he wants this guy and sees him fit into his plan.

  • wheyayeman

    Welcome to the Toon lad!

  • kingfisher

    I can’t understand why any player would want to come to Newcastle because of the situation we are in ,takeover,Ashley etc.I would suggest the 3 main reasons why a player would move clubs are: 1) Money, which doesn’t apply in Kenedys case as I assume he would still be picking up his wages at Chelsea: 2) To play in the Prem,again doesn’t apply as Chelsea are already in the Prem and : 3) Game time which is the only reason that makes sense.
    Trying not to be negative but as I say,why would any player in their right mind want to come up here and be involved in Ashleys get rich quick schemes?

    • Oldgeordie

      Because it’s only a loan deal idiot.

      • kingfisher

        My point remains the same,even concerning loan deals.It begs the question: Has any other club approached Kenedy ? I suspect not, so that’s why he’s possibly coming here.Ask yourself a question: why would a Brazilian come all the way up to the frozen North East if he had other options? 1 reason only: game time! 😘

  • Guest 2

    Well we can all relax and sleep easy now. Ryder at the Chron states that Fatty has allowed the club to spend and left it in the hands of the ‘Board’ to get on with it.
    So, the useless Penfold and spineless Moncur are going to put everything right, lads. Phew!

    • Leazes.

      I’ve read this plot before….. Charnley get his bonus for keeping wages at 59%. of turnover.

      • Guest 2

        Aye, well, considering Moncur doesn’t actually do anything then the Board is Penfold.
        He should be fully aware of Rafa’s targets – Fatty told us he reports to Rafa after all ;-)
        All good to go then….

  • Desree

    Really can’t get excited buy this signing. Where is bobbi fleckman? I have a bet that nufc will be relegated, looks like I will be winning that one thanks to the fat chancer.

  • Philippines

    All that ink must slow him down.