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Kenedy tells media in Brazil whether he wants permanent transfer to Newcastle in the summer

4 years ago

The form of Kenedy for Newcastle United hasn’t gone unnoticed in Brazil.

Chelsea paying £8m for the 19 year old was a significant deal when he left Fluminese.

However, like so many players he has been swallowed up by the massive Chelsea industry, which has proved very profitable, of bringing in many young players and never giving them a chance.

The aim seemingly being to simply try and hold onto the players until they go up in value, with in the meantime other clubs paying their wages.

Sure enough, three years later and Kenedy has started only five Premier League games (more than most!) and is now on his second loan deal, following a disastrous one to Watford last season.

Rafa wanted him last summer but Chelsea held onto the Brazilian as unused cover, until recruiting yet another player in January, meaning Kenedy was probably now fourth choice at best (the first half of this season he only sat on Chelsea’s bench four times in the Premier League).

So what happens next?

After two goals and an assist in only six games for Newcastle, does the player fancy making it permanent?

Asked about it by the media in Brazil, Kenedy says yes!

The winger says if the two clubs can agree a deal then ‘it would be a pleasure to continue wearing the shirt of this great team.’

Kenedy would like to emulate 80s NUFC cult hero and Brazilian international, Mirandinha, and says Rafa Benitez has been like a father figure to him.

Funny how they didn’t act about that other Newcastle United Brazilian great, Fumaca…

It is surely a no-brainer that Rafa Benitez is backed to make the transfer permanent in the summer and preferably to get an agreement in principle in place as soon as Premier League safety is in place.

Kenedy speaking to UOL in Brazil:

“This new phase [of my career] in Newcastle’s shirt makes me very happy.

“It is very difficult for a player to stay out of action for a long time [as has happened at Chelsea], even more difficult to get back into the rhythm of the Premier League.”

Make the loan deal at Newcastle a permanent one?:

“If it’s good for everyone, it would be a pleasure to continue wearing the shirt of this great team.”

Rafa Benitez influence:

“He insists that I learn to speak English.

“He acts towards me like a father and I learn a lot from him.”

In the footsteps of Newcastle’s 80s cult hero Mirandinha:

“I did not get a chance to see him play but the stories I heard about him, tell me that he was a great player.

“I will fight to be another Brazilian to have the name remembered at Newcastle just as well.”


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