Kenedy has been a massive hit at Newcastle.

Arriving on loan in January, he gave the side something they’d badly missed up to that point.

The left-sided player can take his man on and this has significantly changed the threat level posed by this Newcastle team and also helped a number of other players to up their game.

In his six games so far, Kenedy has now scored two goals and got one assist, whilst also providing that threat of running with the ball at pace which means other teams can’t be complacent in the knowledge that Newcastle have no players who can hurt you.

Amongst the players who have improved since Kenedy arrived on loan from Chelsea, are central midfielders Diame and Shelvey, their jobs made a lot easier by the fact that they now have this outlet in the team to give the ball to, who will then run at the opposition.

Far too often this season we had seen Newcastle at times pass the ball and get nowhere, games such at home to Brighton and Swansea that ended up in disappointing draws, saw Newcastle on top and the better team BUT unable to open up the opposition.

Matt Ritchie is arguably the one who has blossomed the most since the Brazilian came into St James Park, for far too long the left side for Newcastle have provided no threat and so other teams had recognised that they could concentrate on stopping Ritchie & Yedlin on the other side, which if they were successful in doing so, meant NUFC were a very blunt attacking force most of the time.

With Kenedy on the left now, Ritchie undoubtedly has more freedom now to be a threat himself, the last four matches producing two goals and an assist from the Scottish international.

The two goals on Saturday have unsurprisingly brought the spotlight on whether Newcastle will have Kenedy next season, whether on loan or permanently.

For me, a loan deal is a non-starter, Newcastle need to act quickly and secure a player who has already fitted in well and who clearly has Premier League ability. Why mess around with another loan and then potentially see somebody else then buy him?

Today has seen a valuation, or rather a guess, put on what Kenedy will/would cost.

The Mirror:

‘Newcastle will try to land Chelsea winger Kenedy on a permanent deal.

Rafa Benitez will have to pay up to £15m for the Brazilian who has helped lift United away from relegation trouble.’

The Mirror trying to make it look as though they have information on what Chelsea are looking for.

If Chelsea are willing to sell, then it certainly won’t be £15m…or less!!

That isn’t living in the real world and maybe is a consequence of all these years of Mike Ashley’s refusal to allow proper strengthening of the Newcastle squad, fans and even the journalists covering NUFC, automatically reducing potential transfer fees in the hope that then Ashley will allow a deal to happen.

Chelsea brought Kenedy over as a promising 19 year old from Brazil for £8m in 2015, even without what he has suggested he is capable of now in the Premier League, three years of transfer inflation would probably see a promising 19 of his level costing around that £15m mark now if bought from Brazil in Summer 2018.

For whatever reason, and whichever club was responsible for it, there is no permanent buy price on Kenedy when his loan deal ends, unlike Dubravka who can reportedly be signed for £4m this Summer.

So what is Kenedy worth?

Well, I would say for anybody who looks capable of scoring/creating goals in the Premier League, you have to see £20m as the starting point.

Just look around you at recent deals.

Leicester paid £25m for 20 year old Iheanacho last summer, Everton risked £27m on Tosun (both these players laughably (when you consider what they then went for) linked with Newcastle in the past 12 months) who has only scored goals in the very weak Turkish league, Southampton paying £20m in January for striker Carillo who has only scored 15 Ligue 1 goals in 3 seasons at Monaco (and who looked absolutely useless on Saturday).

Just look at Chelsea themselves with Nathan Ake. The very inexperienced defender had only had eight starts on loan in the second half of the 2016/17 season at Bournemouth and had only ever started two PL games for Chelsea.

Yet Chelsea insisted on £20m for a still very inexperienced 22 year old defender, so what would somebody cost who has the promise of goals and creativity and who will only get better?

Providing Newcastle stay up, this summer has to see reality hit Newcastle United in the transfer market with whoever owns the club, having to ensure Rafa is properly supported.

I think Newcastle will have to bring in at least three quality players, who at least have the potential on their side, players like Kenedy.

If Rafa could get him for £20m or not much more, then I think it would be a relative bargain at today’s prices, then at least one striker and another creative/attacking quality midfielder needing to be added as well, both of them surely needing £20m or so spent on them if Rafa Benitez feels it is necessary.

With the likes of Atsu and Joselu, we have seen what £5m/£6m gets you these days in terms of goalscorers/creativity, you might always pick up a bargain once in a while but you can’t rely on such wildcards when kicking off a season.

It could be one of those strange situations now, where every time Kenedy does something, you will enjoy the moment but then instantly wonder whether that then reduces the chances of him being at Newcastle long-term.

It would be great to think that once safety is ensured, Newcastle could/would go to Chelsea and say ‘right, we’ll give you £20m this summer, let’s do the deal now and it will go through when the window opens’.

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  • Leicester Mag

    Well the fat fookbuscuit won’t pay it irrespective so a facile argument

    • TheNutJob

      pie in the sky, Fatty won`t spend owt this summer

      • Leazes.

        correct

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        So why did he spend £47m last Summer get a grip no one is going to buy us so he will spend.

    • Jezza

      True. If the asking price for Kenedy was £1.5 million Fatso still wouldn’t pay it.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        So why did he pay £12m for Murphy you hate Newcastle with a passion just a troll who has not been sussed yet you probably Man UTD as you keep on mentioning them.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Careful, Jezza may block you and that would be terrible.

          He just tells lies, best ignore him.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            He blocked when I first stated using the site months ago as did all the other manic depressives who do not seem to like me.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            He’s funny. He really takes it personally if you point out he’s made a mistake.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        Of course it’s not true, nothing you say is true.

  • Paul Patterson

    If we can secure Dubravka and Kenedy for £30m or less then I would class that as good business. That sort of figure could be written off when you consider that Mitrovic has been valued around £15m and upwards and that’s before a World Cup.
    That just leaves the perennial problem of a centre forward.
    This is where Ashley (and his supporters on here) don’t seem to grasp squad building. If we had SIGNED Dubravka (£4m-ish) and Kenedy (for example) last summer or in January that would have meant less spending required this coming summer. As it turns out, we have to go out and replace/buy these two players just to stand still. Careless planning from above . .

    • mactoon

      He won’t spend anywhere near £30 million while the club is up for sale. He will gamble that Rafa will stay and keep the current squad up

      • Paul Patterson

        That’ll be Rafa off then . .

        • mactoon

          Apparently it will cost him £5 million if he walks so we’ll have to wait and see

  • Leazes.

    Yes absolutely Mathew, you get a feeling that when you read some people (Ryder and Co.) that they buy their shoes from George and won’t pay more than £15 for them.

    The biggest problem is that Ashley has said (off the record…ha) that he will not purchase players for a club he has ‘no interest in’…. well that was the reason for the January loans and it isn’t going to change in the summer either.

    • Rich Lawson

      No new owner,no money spent,it’s in black and white (no pun intended)

      • molend

        Did you mean ‘punt’?

        • Rich Lawson

          I was thinking of the current owner and it certainly sounded like punt !

    • Ram Kishore

      Where is Ghost ??
      What does he have to say about this?
      Will he say that Kennedy is not good for a permanent signing? Or we must sign someone for lesser sum

  • TheFatController

    Our best chance is to buy him whilst allowing Chelsea a first option or buyback fee agreed. Like an extended loan but we have more control and ownership of the player. However, Chelsea then get money and don’t have to worry if he doesn’t match the potential.

  • Anita kick up the Hoop

    The mirror has less credibility than the Beano .. saw a piece they published showing a butchered video of Tommy Robinson defending himself from an African migrant who’d threatened to “end his life” and “kill” him plus attacked his cameraman with the editing shaped to insinuate Robinson was the aggressor… the crazy thing is, they think the public believes their fake news and still live in 1985 when the BBC and fleet St held the monopoly on news .. the media establishment is a busted flush, no one buys their agenda driven bias anymore.. they have hidden more stories than they’ve exposed.. just look at Rotherham and Telford..look at the non reporting of South African farmers being targeted… rotten to the core at every level.

    • HarryHype59

      Too true, the Mirror is a joke of a paper.

    • paul mclaughlan

      You mean Stephen Christopher Yaxley?

      • Wor Lass

        That`s only one of the scum-bag`s aliases.

        • paul mclaughlan

          That’s his real name.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            What’s your point? .. watch his Oxford union address and see exactly why he used an alias … he’s been attacked and targeted by gangs and the law … all because he speaks the truth!

          • paul mclaughlan

            I used to troll BF/EDL Facebook groups (proudly blocked) and one thing that prevailed was the lies they spread. And daft gullible fools believe the tripe they come out with.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Lies? … was Rotherham lies? Telford lies? Luton taliban lies?

          • paul mclaughlan

            Disgusting what happened there and what seems to have been brushed under the carpet. But now you’re showing your racist colours in suggesting every Muslim is an abuser of kids. Which is a massive lie. Thank goodness divvies like you are in a minority.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Ah, the race card! … what race is “Muslim” by the way? Where have I said every Muslim is an abuser? The grooming phenomenon IS disproportionately represented among Muslim men, mainly from the Pakistani/Bangladeshi communities however .. those are facts … can a fact be racist?

          • paul mclaughlan

            Is it a fact that most abusers of children are Muslims? Please provide proof of your facts.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            No, most abusers are white .. because Britain is a predominately white country .. however, per capita Muslim men make up the vastly disproportionate majority of “grooming cases” where young girls have been systematically passed around brothers, uncles, cousins and friends in the “community” .. infact a 2017 study showed 84% of grooming cases were attributed to “Asian” men .. that’s from a demographic of only (for now) 7% of the population… that’s huge!
            The very fact that you immediately attempt to shut the debate down using race highlights the way anyone trying to expose what’s been happening in towns up and down the country for years was silenced using aggressive tactics and false accusations of racism and bigotry!

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Still waiting for you to tell me what race Muslim is! ..

        • Anita kick up the Hoop

          Why’s he “scum” ? … don’t you like facts?

          • Wor Lass

            He`s scum because he`s a lying, racist, crooked ars*ole who can`t even use his own name.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Ok, so it should be easy for you to show exactly what he’s said that’s “racist” or where he’s “lied” … go ahead then … as for using his own name .. go to YouTube and watch his address to the Oxford union .. open your eyes, ears and mind

          • Wor Lass

            I imagine he did a bit of lying when he tried to get into the USA with someone else`s passport , using yet another alias, and also when he was committing mortgage fraud (for which he did 18 months in jail). As for racism, it`s basically what he`s all about. Are you seriously saying that the co-foubder of the EDL isn`t racist? No need to answer that, by the way. I`m not going to say any more on this subject – this is a football site and I think I`ll stick to that.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            So….. you can’t find one “racist” thing he’s ever done! Not one! … not a single example of “racism” you would think that a notorious “racist” would have a charge sheet as long as your arm and that a quick search would bring up multiple examples of his bigotry… but no, nothing!
            Why would a passport bother you by the way? Surely those who cross borders illegally are just “dreamers” or …maybe America should build a wall or something eh? .. as for the mortgage fraud .. if you take time to read the charge and the case it was clearly a political stunt … imagine the state targeting someone for stating facts …

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        Yes.. and ? … Sir Elton John is an alias .. your point?

        • paul mclaughlan

          Doesn’t sound like he’s one of the people not with that double barrel surname.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            “One of the people” what does that even mean?

    • Wor Lass

      You just stick with badly photoshopped images from Britain First on Facebook. Right up your street.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        So, Telford and Rochdale is photoshop is it? .. the attacks in Italy are made up ? … head in the sand.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        Is photoshop your get out from everything? Jeremy Corbin’s mates in the IRA and Hamas (photoshop) Corbin speaking at anti British rallies (photoshop) Corbin at IRA funerals (photoshop) Corbin inviting Jerry Adams to parliament immediately after the Brighton bombing (photoshop) Corbin belonging to anti Semitic online groups (photoshop) Corbin’s front bench admittedly Marxist, anti British and anti white (photoshop) … is every bit of news that doesn’t suit your left wing narrative photoshopped? … it’s people like you who suppressed Rotherham and Telford and all the countless other towns where young girls have been targeted because of their colour and religion.

        • paul mclaughlan

          Corbyn was directly involved in the Good Friday Agreement. Which pretty much stopped the IRA terror attacks. Do some proper research on the man before you spout your right wing rhetoric. And no that’s not reading The Mail or any other right wing press. Plus please provide proof of Corbyn’s involvment in anti Semitic groups.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            He was involved in the Good Friday agreement.. but that has nothing to do with attending IRA funerals or inviting Adams to parliament or sitting on the editorial board of a far left magazine which praised the bomb designed to kill Margaret Thatcher in an article that read: “The British only sit up and take notice when they are bombed into it” and “What do you call four dead Tories? A start”.
            Jeremy Corbyn stood as a candidate on the group’s election slate and ran its mailing list.
            His number two Diane Abbott also stated “every defeat of the British state is a victory for all of us”, she also labeled northen Ireland as “an enclave of white supremacy” .. vile anti British traitors.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’m not agreeing with all AKutH’s views but Corbyn is a dangerous ideologue who keeps some very questionable company.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Whatever. You’d always believe the lies The Mail, Sun etc print about the man. So it’s pointless us even trying to talk about him.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            That seems a very lazy argument. From the left. Anyone who disagrees with your politics is simply a Sun/Mail reader?

            Corbyn’s ideology is attractive to the extreme left but if he gets into power, its a disaster.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Ok explain your hero Thatcher’s friendship with Pinochet? He was a brutal dictator who murdered hundreds of thousands of his own people. Yet Thatcher was proud to have him as her friend.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I don’t have political heroes, I think politicians are generally a waste of an education and like most in the public sector, scroungers off the state.

            All I can say for Pinochet is economically he turned Chile around and he helped us win the Falklands.

          • paul mclaughlan

            You have a photo of her as your profile pic. So it’s ok to be pals for the sake of economics? And the same Falkland Islands Thatcher was ready to sign to Argentina before they got impatient and invaded? At least Corbyn (complete pacifist) talks to questionable people in the hopes of peaceful resolutions. Thatcher was actually proud to call Pinochet (brutal dictator) a friend.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I have a pic of Keegan and Terry Mac, they happen to be with Maggie. I think she was a very effective PM, I think her, Blair and Cameron were all very good PM’s so you may get a flavour that I’m not party political rather than pragmatic.

            As for the Falklands, I think it may have been cheaper to offer the islanders a referendum, £200,000 to not be British or do they want defending.

            Economics will always trump politics IMHO, politics should simply enable markets and economics.

          • paul mclaughlan

            So why not a photo with just KK and TM or with TB and GB? Corbyn at least is striving for peaceful solutions. Thatcher was proud to have a brutal dictator as her friend. Go figure who has/had“questionable” friends.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’m all for seeking an understanding of an enemies motivation in seeking a peaceful solution. However, Corbyn was an activist for terrorism at a time where terrorism paralysed the UK more so than ISIS do now.

            I’m not sticking up for Pinochet, as I say, he did well with the economy of Chile which was hamstrung by socialist ideology but that’s not to excuse the naughtiness.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Again you lie over Corbyn. Yes he spoke to terrorists. But it was all in the name of peace. As I say it’s pointless me and you talking about the man as you DO believe the lies of the right wing press. And in this case (Thatcher/Corbyn) she was in bed with a dispicable man.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Thatcher and Corbyn, in bed together? Wow.

            Corbyn wasn’t just appeasing the IRA, he went on marches etc, he campaigned. Now, i can accept he may have had his reasons to understand the other side but it was far beyond just seeing all sides of the argument in the name of peace.

            Corbyn was a little rich kid who’s never had to do a day’s work in his life, played about at activism and scrounged off the state ever since. Sadly, most politicians are career politicians now but he had ridden the free-loading wave all his life.

            I’m not party political, my politics are somewhere between all three but the road the current Labour party are going (I know most PLP’s don’t agree with the ‘leader’) under Corbyn is a massive worry. Initially, it’s a worry for private business but private business provides employment and wealth to pay for the public sector so all will be affected.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Never went on IRA marches and never met the IRA. He met members of Sinn Fein to try and open dialog for peace. Criticising him for his background is fairly low. I mean the royals have never worked a day in their lives. Are you a republican? Plus Thatcher wasn’t exactly brought up on the wrong side of the tracks.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            In fairness, there have not been many openly IRA marches. He certainly went on pro-united Ireland marches and rallies. I also think you over-state his usefulness in the peace process. Blair and Major certainly used him as someone on the republican’s side but I think it’s a long shot to say he was helpful.

            As for criticising his background, yes, I agree it’s not his fault his family were well off. My problem with the likes of him, Cameron, Milliband etc is they haven’t worked outside politics and their comfortable backgrounds have allowed them to end up in Parliament rather than learning from working life or business. At least May worked for the BofE and Thatcher was in Science and then Law before going into politics.

            This is not a criticism but to think that I’m a dyed in the wool Tory is going to lead to the wrong conclusion, I like political banter but I really don’t like stubborn party politics, i just don’t get it TBPH.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I don’t think KK and TM were seen together with TB and I think Gordon Brown was a frankly awful PM, quite a nasty piece of work and he wasn’t much better on the economy once he went solo.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Partly true. Do some research of what he done after the worlds financial crash. If it wasn’t for him things would’ve been a whole lot worse.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I don’t argue that post-crash he managed to re-float the economy with the banks but post 2001, his grasp of Keynesian economics was woeful.

        • Wor Lass

          You want to to leave your tired, old, jingoistic political views, along with your knowledge of football, where they belong – in the shittaah! You absolute muppet!!

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Facts dear

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Jingoistic.. you mean patriotic right? … debate me then rather than throw insults and attempt to shut conversation down by using tired Marxist tactics… people don’t cower at the fake “racist” attack anymore .. it’s been over used and discredited..

    • len robson

      I bet you love sky and there racing team now they are rotten to the core, maybe as bad as the Sun.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        Nope .. all of the media establishment is rotten .. agenda is god

  • Mrkgw

    Kenedy has been excellent and the point about Ritchie being revitalised by his arrival is valid. The club must move to sign him quickly however, in reality, the words ‘move, sign and quickly’ never factor with Charnley and Ashley. That duo will never change nor, grasp the concept of running a successful football club.

  • mactoon

    I’ve said it before I don’t think Ashley will fund any permanent transfers while the club is up for sale. Even if he sanctioned the purchase Charnley would offer £6 million and another club would come in and pay the asking price.

  • Awaymag

    if Kenedy keeps constant form gets assists and scores goals he will be worth 18 mil easily, if we are prepared to pay that is a different story.

  • robbersdog

    I think that £20-£25m is about right; however, if he continues to shine for the remainder of the season, and then Chelsea put him up for sale, it won’t be just Newcastle who wants to sign him – there’ll be a lot of competition for his signature. Remember, we don’t have an option to sign him.

    If Ashley sells up at the end of the season to Staveley, then I can see us signing Kenedy; but if not, I can’t imagine that our cheapskate owner will want to get into an auction for him, because that’ll not only push up the asking price, but also the wages that Kenedy’s agent will be asking for.

  • Cockneytrev

    Unfortunately imo we won’t sign him, any signings that come in will be of the same type of money and wages as Ashley always goes for,,,,, This in the long run is a false economy, as even on the lower wages no one will sign them and pay what they’ve been getting off us, when it becomes obvious they are not good enough, they will not drop there wages, so we’re stuck with them until their contract runs out,,,, Ashley says sell before you buy, but no one wants these players, so we’re unable to strengthen properly,,
    Watching the Juventus documentary series on netflix , now there’s a club and owners who knows how to connect with their fans,, Ashley should take a leaf out of their book,,,

  • NUFCDan

    Even if Fatty would pay the transfer fee (unlikely!) we wouldn’t be the only people interested. If you had no particular allegiance to NUFC who would you sign for? A club with zero ambition other than survive and ride the PL cash cow or an ambitious team who qualify for the CL regularly like Dortmund, Sevilla or Napoli?

  • thewildchimp

    Kenedy’s value is at the moment probably £20m. I’d add some more as it goes in bargains, but I’d stop at 25. For 30+ million quids, I’d like to see a proper number 10, able to change the flow of the match. But if continues to score those Bergkampesque and Ronaldinhoesqe goals – then, yes, his value could reach £30m and over.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Rafa doesn’t use a number 10 like that. The only number 10 in that mould was Hamsik at Napoli, Rafa put him in a straight jacket.

      • thewildchimp

        Fair enough. But it’s our weakest position right now – we can’t go on with Perez.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          I think Perez is underrated.

          When I see him live, I’m impressed, he does a lot of work. He may not put in crunching tackles everywhere but he’s efficient and creative. Perez makes a lot of off the ball runs to create space for others. His first touch is good and his control gets him out of tight situations.

          He loses it a little cheaply but that’s always in the final 3rd when you need players to take a chance.

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    We won’t sign him! If we did I’ll show my [email protected]?e in Fenwicks window!

  • Ivan

    Chelsea in the summer will say you can keep Kenedy and we’ll give you 15m for Lascelles

    • Peaky Magpie

      That may not be that far wide of the mark….

    • stevetoontoon

      Ashley would take it now!!!!…Can yi imagine if toon had that coutinho and barcas first bid came in… aboot £90 mill cashley would have sold straight away instead of holding out till next transfer window and getting extra 40/50 mill…. businessman my ar$e!!

      • mentalman

        he didn’t do too bad on holding out on the carroll and sissoko deals

        • stevetoontoon

          Not sure!!!! Were they not first bids? Seem to remember carrol leaving but cant remember any prior bids got bit of a shock when carrol left and was about same for sissoko was at evrrton and dropped them when spuds came in

          • mentalman

            from my memory although it may be wrong, i’m sure spurs made a low bid for carroll and we rejected 2 or 3 bids from liverpool before accepting the £35m.

            Again was there not a few low bids for sissoko before we somehow managed to get a ridiculously high amount for him

          • stevetoontoon

            Yi could be right m8 but still think he would have dealt for 90 mill with barca ha

  • Angelswithdirtyfaces

    Interesting points as to how Kenedy has allowed more balance in the side going forward and made things easier for Ritchie, Diame and Shelvey. Just shows how a single player can have a bigger impact than his own contribution. If Rafa has got the guys to peak team work and confidence for the last 8 games then great for our run in. I suspect we’ll pick up a few draws and possibly the unexpected win – once we’ve beaten Huddersfield. So..if we finish 10-13th then MA will not want to spend any more than the absolute minimum and Kenedy at 15-20m might just appeal to him.

  • Alreet

    Amazing technique and finish for the first. Its goals like that will put another 5 mill on ur head.

    Hes kept atsu out the squad for a while now so he is lookin good. Just dont want to over use him and get used to his ability then lose him.

    Hope we can tie him in the summer along with a proper no 10. And a few strikers.

  • gallowgate26

    I think some people have got a bit carried away by those two goals to be honest, but certainly if he can influence games like that on a more regular basis then his value will increase. One thing I noticed was how consistent he is with his corner kicks and he seems to have a peach of a left foot on him. He is wasted in defence and we definitely should utilise his attacking and creative prowess.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Has anyone considered Chelsea may not actually want to sell him….big changes ahead down there come this summer….

    • paul mclaughlan

      Aye there’s gonna be some FFP rules bent down the bridge this summer.

      • Peaky Magpie

        Never thought of it that way but you’re probably right.

      • Duh

        On that basis it might be handy to get some money in for Kennedy and cash in on the millions of other loanees they have out there . He’s good but not top 4 good right now.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          That is a good point.

      • mentalman

        Kenedy is exactly the type of player who allows chelsea to spend big on the first team, they will make at least 100million this summer from selling players like him who have never played for the first team or who have only played a couple of games here and there

        • thewildchimp

          Our academy is laughable, so we can’t do that, yet if Ashley knew anything about football, he’d buy those lads while they are still young but 1st team ready, and ship them out when they reach their peak or enough fame. What we’re doing now is that we are PAYING THEM to develop THEIR players. Masterclass businessman my @rse.

          • mentalman

            its not just us that are doing it, the majority of teams outside of the top 6 all do it

          • thewildchimp

            And that’s why the PL table looks how it looks…

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      I think you are right, Conte will go so Kennedy will at least want to wait to see how he fits in there or if he has a chance of breaking through. He will also want to hear other offers. Unless he really has enjoyed it here, he will not be making a decision until well into the Summer.

      The report suggests Rafa wants business done early, I can’t see that happening.

  • Down Under Mag

    There is no denying he has added a great spark to our midfield and our attacking threat has gone up significantly. However, i’d say we would be looking at considerably more than 15m for him and that is assuming Chelsea are willing to sell. Plus he may only be a stand out player because of the standard we have had in the rest of the team?!?!

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Twelve million for Murphy who does not play fifteen million for Kenedy it is a steal should be least twenty five.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    15 Million is in no way laughable and we should pay Chelsea that now if that’s what they want.
    I was expecting to see a price tag of 30 Million or more due to the inflated prices average players are now going for.
    That price tag is very cheap in the scheme of things for a player with bags of potential.
    Although I think we would be wasting our time because Chelsea will not sell him and he is only here to give him game time.
    Chelsea will be the only beneficiaries here in the long run with him doing his bit to keep us in this division as a historic footnote.

  • Blackburn1066

    There is no way the little fat Tw-t will pay that for no player. he will be packed back to the Blues

  • Toonrobbybobson

    Ake went for that because he had plenty games… kennedy hasnt.

  • Mxpx

    Chelsea have a player we want they seem to be open to selling I think that we will need to see what other people are willing to offer Chelsea as 15m is less than I think that other clubs may offer I think the price will be alot more if other clubs are interested I would be very happy if we signed him for 15m

  • Jonathan Gibson

    no chance of getting Kenedy for less than £25m in todays market. You can see him improving and finishing the season strongly… The most likely outcome here is Chelsea will have a bargaining tool to get the sought after Lacelles who is valued in the £30-£40m bracket by offering Kenedy as a makeweight.