Kenedy posts emotional farewell message to Newcastle United, Rafa Benitez and the fans
Kenedy watched his loan club absolutely hammer his contracted club on Sunday afternoon.
Newcastle United dominating Chelsea and handing out a 3-0 drubbing.
Ineligible for the game, Kenedy was forced to view it from the sidelines.
Two goals from Ayoze Perez and an opener from Dwight Gayle settling the match.
A couple of hours after the final whistle, the left sided player has posted an emotional message on his Instagram account.
The 22 year old saying about his time on Tyneside: ‘It was an amazing chapter in my life and I will never forget it.’
The player thanking everybody from Rafa Benitez and the fans, down to every member of staff at NUFC.
You don’t want to read too much into these things but of course, as you can see below, there is no mention of ‘hopefully I’ll be back’ or similar.
However, previously the Brazilian has said in a number of interviews that he would be interested in a permanent move to St James Park.
Whatever the case, it is now time for Mike Ashley to allow Rafa Benitez the backing and for Rafa then to get an offer in to Chelsea ASAP.
Only once that happens will Kenedy then be given the option of a permanent move this summer, then we will find out what he really wants to do.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Newcastle United.
“Thank you to all the players, every single person of the great staff.
“The coach Rafa Benitez who trusted me and gave me chance to play for this great club, which I very much enjoyed.
“And of course to all the fans for the magnificent support.
“It was an amazing chapter in my life and I will never forget it.
“Howay the Toon.”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 3 Chelsea 0
Newcastle: Gayle 23, Perez 59, 63
Possession was Chelsea 58% Newcastle 42%
Total shots were Chelsea 6 Newcastle 16
Shots on target were Chelsea 2 Newcastle 6
Corners were Chelsea 2 Newcastle 4
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Hayden 72), Shelvey, Diame (Haidara 87), Murphy, Perez, Gayle (Joselu 48)
Darlow, Manquillo, Gamez, Merino
Crowd: 52,294 (3,000 Chelsea)
(Alan Shearer reacts after end of season 3-0 hammering of Chelsea – Read HERE)
(Sunday night’s Match of the Day Running order is HERE)
(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the victory HERE)
If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]