Last Monday the London Evening Standard reported that Newcastle and Chelsea were in talks about a deal that could see Kenedy return to St James Park.

They said that Chelsea were willing to loan out the player for the season and that Newcastle wanted a loan but with an option to buy at the end of it.

This was then followed by other media claiming that Chelsea would sell Kenedy for £20m now but if Newcastle wanted a loan with option to buy, to protect themselves against potential good form, they wanted any buying option to be as high as £30m.

Sunday afternoon has brought another update, with The Mail stating as fact that Kenedy has agreed to come to Newcastle United on a season-long loan.

They add that the final details are being agreed now between the two clubs.

The left sided player has two years left on his Chelsea deal at the minute and The Mail don’t mention whether this loan arrangement includes any option/clause to buy.

With less than five weeks until the transfer window ends AND the season kicks off, Newcastle fans are desperate to hear that a real quality outfield signing has been made, with creativity and goals needing to be added to Rafa’s squad.

The Mag – Monday 2 July 2018:

The Kenedy saga rolls on but potentially one that just maybe, will have a happy ending for once at Newcastle United.

Newcastle gave the Brazilian his first chance of regular game time in three years of English football and he didn’t disappoint.

He wasn’t brilliant in all of his 13 Newcastle United starts but Kenedy did more than enough to give a spark to a team, which whilst it has plenty of hard workers, has few who can beat a man or do something a little different.

The newspapers took his moments of inspiration as then equalling supposed interest from Bayern Munich, PSG and others, which was basically crazy talk (see below).

The left sided player has shown promise but that is promise that he could do well at a Premier League club who are looking to progress and can give him regular football.

Monday has now brought positive news, with the London Evening Standard reporting that Chelsea are willing to let him go.

They say that Newcastle are in negotiations with Chelsea and that a fee of £20m+ is what the West London club are looking for.

With prices generally, my surprise is that anybody would be surprised that this could be the asking price.

If we all think he would be a brilliant signing who is better than any of the other wing options, or indeed strikers, then how could we expect any deal to be on the (relative) cheap?

Chelsea sold defender Nathan Ake to Bournemouth for £20m last summer and nobody seems to think Matt Ritchie, who turns 29 in September, would be overpriced at £15m.

So £20m+ is probably what a 22 year old Kenedy with real potential, would be valued at.

The Evening Standard say that Newcastle are angling towards wanting a loan with option to buy.

This could take many forms and indeed Newcastle paid a £2.7m loan fee for Mikel Merino, which then had a trigger for a permanent £6.5m deal with only a token number of games played.

This has been the case with a number of outgoing players as well, such as Thauvin and Cabella.

The arrangement allowing the bulk of the money to be paid at the end of the loan season, not when the release clause if triggered during the season.

Needless to say, an agreement for Kenedy to come back to Newcastle under any arrangement would certainly help give this transfer window lift-off.

The Mag – 13 June 2018:

News on Wednesday morning that Chelsea are prepared to sell Kenedy.

The winger has now been on Chelsea’s books for three years and apart from the successful four months he recently spent at St James Park, he had only started five Premier League matches previously.

It had been claimed that Chelsea were set to loan the 22 year old once again next season but now it is reported they want to cash him in, to then add the cash to their own transfer budget this summer, whether that is with Antonio Conte in charge or a replacement.

With the players Chelsea have in their first team squad, never mind who they may add this summer, it was always a massive longshot that Kenedy would get a reasonable run in the Chelsea side next season, or indeed any season.

The Chronicle say their information from London is that Chelsea have made the decision to sell and now it is up to clubs whether they are prepared to meet their valuation.

Chelsea have made serious money in recent years with their policy of bringing in promising players from abroad, loaning them out, then selling them.

Lukaku went to Everton for over £30m after loan spells, whilst Nathan Ake joined Bournemouth for £20m after the defender had a successful loan spell there the previous season.

This morning’s report repeats the line about the likes of Bayern Munich and PSG being interested but that is surely a joke, as whilst Kenedy showed promise and did well at Newcastle, he is would still be miles away from having a chance of first team football at that level of clubs, who can shop at the elite group of players when buying.

The Chronicle claim ‘ambitious’ RB Leipzig are also interested but if Newcastle can’t land a player ahead of them then Rafa is surely wasting his time at St James Park, Leipzig don’t have Champions League football to offer after finishing sixth, though they are in the Europa League. With the financial power via the PL revenues and so little investment last season, surely this summer is the time for Rafa and Newcastle to show ambition to the likes of Kenedy and convince them NUFC can go places.

The newspaper adds ‘If Chelsea do slap a £20m price tag on the winger as expected, then United could be priced out of the market’, well arguably Kenedy was the difference in staying up last season, as before his arrival Newcastle had nothing really to offer in opening up the opposition. So his ability and willingness to run at the opposition then opened things up and even when he didn’t play well, his presence was still a worry for the opposition and helped create space/opportunity for others.

Fans don’t expect every player to cost £20m but if there isn’t room for at least one or two signings up around that mark if Rafa wants them, then you have to really start worrying. If Newcastle/Mike Ashley expect other clubs to pay at least £20m for Mitrovic then why should there be no expectation of paying the same for a couple of quality players coming in?

You would also have to question, if they don’t go for Kenedy then they clearly would need to bring somebody else in on the left, so if this ends up being a ‘safer’/cheaper option around the £10m or so mark, then is it just a case of false economy, and simply repeating last summer’s mistakes. With Kenedy, you get a player who has already shown he can perform and also somebody who is very likely to increase in value/ability.

Kenedy liked it at Newcastle and he desperately needs regular football at this point, it looks the perfect match where club and player can grow together.

It would make Kenedy the highest paid player at Newcastle and almost certainly mean breaking the club transfer record…but after 13 years it has to happen sometime!

The Mag – 18 May 2018:

On Sunday, Kenedy posted an emotional message on his Instagram account.

The player thanking everybody at Newcastle United and declared ‘I will never forget it.’

That statement (read it below) not sounding like there was any chance of him being at Newcastle next season.

Then today, an interview has been published with the left sided player.

However, the message is hardly any more positive.

Kenedy does say ‘Maybe one day I will be back’ but it isn’t exactly ‘see you in August’.

With Mike Ashley seemingly pushing Rafa Benitez towards the door and the club trying to crush fans hopes of ambition in the transfer window this summer, we really are hoping for the best but fearing the worst.

Kenedy speaking to official club site:

“I was glad to come here to Newcastle, one of the biggest clubs in England, and I really appreciated the chance to play.

“I’d like to thank Rafa Benítez because he trusted in me.

“I really enjoyed my time here – it was very good.

“All the players, all the staff, they made me feel at home. I felt good.

“I gained confidence from the amazing support and I really enjoyed it.

“Maybe one day I will be back.

“The first game – my debut – was really, really good because I didn’t expect something like this.

“And the game against Leicester was amazing because I’d never seen support like that.

“The supporters were really amazing.

“I really appreciate that because I didn’t expect anything like this.

“The fans were something different.

“I felt honoured to be here; it was something really special and I’m a fan of Newcastle’s fans.”

Kenedy via his Instagram account – Sunday 13 May:

“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.”



  • Paul Patterson

    “.. media claiming that Chelsea would sell Kenedy for £20m now”

    JUST BID THE F*****G £20M.. WTF??!

    • Ba ba.

      As long as fat Man is at the helm it won’t happen

    • Tony English

      “Media claiming”

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      I don’t think that’s true. Chelsea want to put him out on loan.

  • Steven05

    Get him on loan – use the money for other players/strikers – sign him permanently with the extra TV money in a years time – or let let the new owners pay it! 😃

    That’s the positive side of me – the one that momentarily forgets we have Ashley…

  • Megatron1505

    So if this happens and Merino leaves we are exactly as strong as we were at the end of last season, and the transfer outlay is £4m.

    Leopards really don’t change their spots do they?

    • Paul Patterson

      I just don’t get how we could turn down proven quality for £20m in this market..

      • SuperDesHamilton

        I do, it’s called mike Ashley

        • Wezza

          “Every penny” yet won’t spend 20m on Kenedy, just a loan. Rotten regime!

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            He`s not going to spend until the manager signs a contract
            end of story

          • SuperDesHamilton

            That spin has been used so many times a think mike has started believe it himself

      • Duh

        Don’t believe anything unless it comes from the club, and then still be highly sceptical

    • TheNutJob

      no they don`t but at least we have Kenedy

    • Leazes.

      It’ll be just like a new signing or loaning.

    • Come&TakeIt1836

      If we really are as strong as we ended last year (and ‘the field’ is effectively the same), then we can expect to gain ~58 points this coming season (25 points were earned from this squad over the final 18 games I think). That would be worth cheering.

      I suspect we’ll end up with at least 2 more significant incomings though (hoping this one truly gets gone)… and possibly 3 or 4 more players in total. The dominoes just have to start falling.

      • Megatron1505

        Yeh, assuming nobody else makes any signings, we get no injuries, form can be replicated and this deal goes through. Definitely something to cheer 😕

  • Ba ba.

    Great signing … Quality player

  • Ba ba.

    This all ties in nicely BTW. .. Rafa see’s out his last year…. Leaves, Kenedy goes back to Chelsea, lacssells sold for 30 million after another great season along with jonjo who is also sold.
    Fat makes money and we start again with Phil brown or a similar buffon who fits the Ashley plan.

    • TheNutJob

      we know the score with the Fat Gringo, but is great news, the kid has quality & i don`t care how we get him as long as we do

      • Jate Legend

        Exactly right

    • TheFatController

      Or worse, Phil Brown as Fat Sam’s assistant.

      That’ll be when everyone realises how much Ashley hates us – worse than the second coming of Kinnear and his contacts Filofax

    • Peter C

      You could be oh so right, here’s hoping you’re not.

  • Clarko

    Hopefully there is an option to buy at the end of it.

    • TheNutJob

      nice to see you Clarko, to see you nice
      😁😁
      👽👽

    • SuperDesHamilton

      A think it says their is about 3 words in

      • Clarko

        No it doesn’t.

        • TheNutJob

          😂😂😂

          • Toonrobbybobson

            😂😂😂😂

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Oh yes it does

          • Clarko

            Quote it.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Quote: £20 million option to buy because some bungalow brains can’t seem to read. Quote ended

          • Clarko

            And there we go, you couldn’t give a quote, I’ll give one:

            ‘The Mail don’t mention whether this loan arrangement includes any option/clause to buy.’

            You complete f*****g moron.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Absolutely seething 😂😂😂

            Middle Aged man in quote meltdown

          • Clarko

            You’re an idiot pal. Go and learn how to read before commenting next time.

            Embarrassing.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            The fact your replying and getting worked up is embarrassing.

            It’s a Sunday night man calm down, it’s not my fault the missus left you

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            don`t waste your time he`ll haunt you to madness

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Who, little ol’ Clarko?

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            the very same, best ignore him

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Within about 3 minutes I had him hook line & sinker..I’m quite disappointed actually

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            He was right, you were wrong. How is that having him hook, line or sinker?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I never stated you were right Lee brother, just took the **** the full conversation, clarko was too stupid to see

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            The name’s Bobbi, Desmond and I ain’t your brother.

            It seemed to me you had misread the piece and too pig-headed to admit it.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I didn’t say you were my brother, read back admit you got it wrong I trolled you on your Clarko account, you’ve had a mare.

            Which Lee brother are you

          • SuperDesHamilton

            How can I be wrong when I didn’t even read the thing? I just decided to wind your brother up & like I said he fell for it. Was absolutely raging & almost crying

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            That’s my brother for you.

            Jezza got a private investigator onto me and tracked the IP address to find it was me and my brother all along, Jezza is brilliant and can afford to hire a private detective but no pay up a bet to charity.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Seems you should take whatever hostilities you have with this jezza fella, up with him.

            Seems to have got you & your brother rattled

          • KRS1

            His blow up doll must have a puncture.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            😂😂😂😂

          • Wezza

            I don’t think either Lee brother is married. I find them very sad indeed!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Aye it’s a shame you can’t marry balance sheets isn’t it 😂

          • Clarko

            ‘I lost the argument because I’m so stupid that I never learned how to read or count, I know what will be funny, I’ll say his missus left him, that will show him.’

            Dummy.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Your words not mine, I don’t think it’s funny the wife left you

          • Gallowgatefan

            Mate, don’t bother replying to superdeshamilton, thenutjob, michaelmaximusmoose cos they just reply with…
            1. Fake account by Ashley stooge
            2. Being Lee
            3. Being stupid, thick, a moron (this is their favourite) we can see if anyone is it’s them but that’s exactly why you can’t have decent debate with them.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            These things are all true though

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You’ve been quite quiet today Monkseaton

          • Wezza

            There’s another username for the Lee brothers. Another one blocked!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Clarko, Monkseaton, gallowgatefan, dontstopbobbiflexin, freetommyrobinson…who’s got the time to make up all these

          • Wezza

            Unfortunately they do. Clarko looks like Sgt Bilko – no wonder they troll here daily. Very sad old men.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Wonder what triggered them into this weird existence

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            IDIOT,

          • Gallowgatefan

            Your backing your arguments by dismissing people have an alternative view to you by saying they’re stupid and name calling. The itther tactic is saying they aren’t credible due to it being from someone with multiple accounts.

            If you have to resort to this maybe it’s not everyone else who is stupid. This should be a place to debate honestly with other fans, not somewhere you get automatically called names because you disagree with people.

          • Desree

            Are you a politician Clarko?

          • Clarko

            Are you asking if I’m a politician because I’m literate? Have you been brushed with that ’tism?

          • Desree

            No. I am asking because it appears the only way you know to win an argument is to deride and lambast the opposition yet never coming up with a viable proposition yourself. BTW, my 6 year old is literate.

          • Clarko

            Then you haven’t bothered to read the ‘argument’, you have just read the last comment of the ‘argument’. Do you want me to break this ‘argument’ down and tell you why you’re wrong?

            I comment saying how I hope there is an option to buy Kendey included in the loan, @disqus_i4eHjHwZM3:disqus responds telling me that the article says there is an option to buy Kenedy (the article says no such thing), so to keep count @SuperDesHamilton has now “read” or had the chance to “read” the article twice before responding with his incorrect first comment, twice. I respond politely with the comment ‘no it doesn’t’. @SuperDesHamilton again has had another chance to “read” the article and see that he has made a mistake, he fails to do so and tells me that I’m wrong and the article does in fact say there is an option to buy Kenedy at the end of the loan. I politely respond again with ‘quote it’, @SuperDesHamilton has now had a fourth chance to “read” the article and acknowledge that he has made (three prior) a mistake(s), he fails to do so and calls me ‘bungalow brains’ in his response. He made the same mistake four times and then tried to “insult” me, so how is it after giving him four chances to redeem himself, while being polite, that I’m the one that you’re replying calling ‘lambast’ and ‘deride’?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            It took you 3 hours to think up & write something I dismissed in half a second.

            4/10 long boring read. Must try harder.

          • Desree

            You responded exactly how I imagined you would Clarko

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Clarrko was right, Des was wrong, he should just admit that he’d not read the piece properly.

          • Desree

            The best defence/excuse is the truth.

          • Clarko

            You responded exactly how I imagined you would Desree.

          • Wezza

            Poor Kevin, the dopey one.

          • KRS1

            Have you lost a world of warcraft game or something, you seem very angry tonight

          • SuperDesHamilton

            ‘Maaaaaa, tha callin is names on the internet again’

  • TheNutJob

    doesn`t get any better than this Kenedy coming back & England in the semi`s.
    thank you Rafa because he will be the driving force behind this deal 100%
    happy days
    😂😂😂

    • Leazes.

      fool

      • TheNutJob

        cheers, not a moron then
        😄😄

        • TheFatController

          You’ve been promoted !

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            he`ll get to Moron status, i got there ages ago,
            it`s like a Badge of Honour

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Good news if so, we’re crying out for creativity

  • Mxpx

    Excellent news if true

  • Tony English

    This is the first bit of transfer news that seems genuine, seems like a no brainer for all involved.

  • Leazes.

    Brazilian….they’re rubbish…couldn’t beat Belgium…..send him back

    • TheNutJob

      😂.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Wait for the Bull off Ryder tomorrow !

      • Leazes.

        Do you want to know about shearers dodgy accent?

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          i read all about it, lol

          • Leazes.

            You were brought up away from Tyneside, whats your accent like?

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Queens English, i`m not taken for a Geordie unless i tell people, mostly when i`m on holiday

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I thought you were Hong Kong Chinese? That said, a pal of mine is 2nd generation immigrant Chinese and has a good NE accent, it freaks people out.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Let`s hope it`s not in the hands of Penfold because if anybody can [email protected]@k up a deal, he`s your guy

    • ghostrider

      Really? What deals do you know for sure he’s messed up?

      • Desree

        Hahahahaha.

      • Toonrobbybobson

        Which have been a success?

        • ghostrider

          Plenty.
          Tell me the deals he’s messed up.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    1 year loan deal,
    that`ll be because Fatso won`t release any big bucks until he gets Rafa on a 5 yr contract

    • HarryHype59

      No…he simply won’t release any big bucks for SD united. The man is a miser regarding NUFC.

    • Wezza

      Even if ads signed a new contract he was still wont release any big bucks. That’s why Rafa won’t sign.

  • Damon Horner

    Good to have him back. Better if it’s permanent. Would it be clutching at straws to think Rafa is still getting the backing when it comes to transfers if true?

  • HarryHype59

    We may well get him on loan and then be “priced out” on a permanent deal this time next year, if he has a good season.

    Fatty has created a glass ceiling that prevents the club paying more than £15m for a player.

    Btw Tammy Abrahams is looking for an EPL club. Wouldn’t be suprised if Mitro goes for £20m and his replacement is this player on loan.

    • We can’t get more than one player on loan from a club.

      • HarryHype59

        Fair point, Ashley won’t pay the going rate for a decent C.F. so I can see him trying to loan a striking “prospect” to save paying a fee.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      The idea is we have a strike price for him, contractually set. His salary is another thing, that is his incentive to have a good season.

      As for Tammy Abraham, who is he contracted to? Who is Kenedy contracted to? Work the rest out yourself?

      Where are my winnings?

      • Toonrobbybobson

        If we could bring two strikers in id bring in Tammy as one. Would do well under Rafa. The lad can score goals just needs a stable proper manager. But it would have to be permanent and not stupid money.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          We’d have to buy him, not loan and Chelsea would have to be willing to sell. He was too young last season o be effective, I’d say Gayle is better for us as an option unless he kicks on.

  • 5floorshigh

    Will believe it when confirmed. He is decent enough and will hopefully improve the more games he plays, he seemed to tire quickly at end of games ???

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Those games he played continuously for us were the longest run of games he’d played since at the highest level since he was 17

  • Peaky

    Get Pedro Titchmarsh off the wage bill for a start and just buy the lad permanently….ffs.

    • 1957

      Mike’s gardener will be back as soon as they think they can justify it, he is well thought of by Ashley and Benitez… why I don’t know?

  • skarabrae

    If true ,, then we are in the same position as last season… no better off.. still desperate need of other players & fat mike is so far £6m up on transfers!!!

    I’ll not get excited just yet !

    • Burt Humperdink

      But last season we finished 10th which frankly would be a solid result this coming season as we are rebuilding after relegation. I agree we should get 2 more players after Kenedy a striker and a solid full back on either side would make us stable. Would need at least a really good number 10 for more than that though.

      • Toonrobbybobson

        Not a great deal of no 10s out there atm. Problematic position I reckon.

        • Ram Kishore

          I thought the Valon Berisha deal would hav happened

  • That would be wonderful and give us a boost. Player and club all want to be here, so, hopefully it will be announced soon.
    We still need another winger and a double figures Striker.

  • Toon 83

    A loan move is probably the best option. If chelsea want 20 to 30 million for him they must be mad. 15 million tops. We don’t have the money to pay 30 million for anyone, but if we did it would surely need to be spent on a striker. This will be good deal if it goes through. He’s not brilliant but he’s better than what we’ve got. After wasting funds and wages on Sels, Lazaar and Jacob Murphy Ashley probably wants to make sure Kenedy isn’t going to be another misjudged transfer disaster from Rafa, so a loan probably is the best for the club. Hopefully he comes good and we raise some money next season to buy him permanently

    • GeordieZebra

      The market shows he’s worth £20m+ and what more does the lad need to do to ‘come good’?

      • Burt Humperdink

        Just more of the same really. On paper he looks good but half a season does not a £20m player make. He scored both his goals in one game and indeed made a couple of assists but his stats are no better than Ritchies really who Stoke have only made a £11.6m bid for.

        • Toonrobbybobson

          Younger with more technical ability with way more scope to improve. Love Ritchie and we should be able at NUFC to keep both but alas its Ashley. If so best we grab Ritchie money if it means putting it into Striker and buying Kennedy later.

        • mentalman

          Kenedy can take a decent set piece unlike ritchie

      • Toon 83

        If he continues to play well, he looked good but it was half a season. I’d rather get him on loan if it meant we could spend the money on a forward

        • Wor Lass

          Kenedy`s value to us was in the way he immediately lifted everyone else by showing that you could have a go. He completely changed the mood of the squad.

      • mentalman

        He needs to improve his fitness he always looked done by 60 mins

    • Ram Kishore

      We lost a lot of money on Hanley too..

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    If it is true great news and we will sign him hate the people on her who are so negative. Townsend next and three more coming in so will be a sad Summer for the Mag. When we finish in the top seven there will be big queue at the Tyne Bridge.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Why will there be a big queue at the tyne bridge, some sort of celebration?

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        The usual suspects on here jumping off.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Jezza and Leazes’ crew will be at Wearmouth.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          That’s weird saying people will commit suicide you sicko

      • East Durham Mag

        To push him off.

  • Down Under Mag

    Great signing even on a loan basis. He isn’t at the level to get a permanent slot in the Chelsea squad but he was a standout option for us. If this happens and it makes some more cash available for a forward then it can only be good. I’m hopeful of more business soon and an overall improvement of the squad. Yes it would be good to see Ritchie stay, but if we lose him but move forward then that is what it is all about.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    Another year is as long as any player will want to sign on to play for/stay at newcastle. Once Rafa is gone things are going to turn into a $hit show quick. That said, I thoroughly hope this comes through.

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    I love how this article is now saying Kenedy is not brilliant after all.perhaps we should withdraw.

  • Lostprofit DBC

    Dummett was the real winner when Kenedy came, he was able to defend until his heart was content. A defensive left back who could be a left side of a three. Became twice the player imo.

    • Paul Patterson

      You can see it, I can see it, 50k can see it, the only people who can’t are the bean counters at the club . .

  • Peter C

    If this is true, it’s certainly a step in the right direction. But don’t think that one decent signing, whether a permanent deal or incorporating some sort of loan agreement for Kenedy, will solve every ailment at the club.

    He is one man, and that’s too much burden for one person, we also need a reliable goalscorer, as a priority, and the Manager’s situation needs to be addressed.

    I’m hoping that Mike Ashley will finally see some sense, but I’m not holding my breath, that he will.

    Here’s hoping for a miracle.

  • mactoon

    Great news if we can get him but to be honest with Merino going and Ki Sung-yueng coming in, the addition of Kenedy and Dubravka gets us back to where we were last season, squad wise. What we need is the striker we are crying out for, I’ll be much happier if that happens.

    I would gladly pay £20 million for Kenedy in todays market but I think the best we will go for is a loan deal. If there is a clause that triggers the deal after so many appearances I wouldn’t put it past Ashley to interfere and restrict his appearances.

    • Weyhhadaway

      you give our management too much credit mate. hope I am wrong because a fixed buy option would be the way to go, especially since we are the one giving him the game time and coaching skills that will make him worth 20M+.

      • mactoon

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Ashley demanded an appearance clause to be inserted so we only have to pay the full price if he plays say, 20 games. then do his best to ensure the 20 appearances weren’t met

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        It doesn’t look like Chelsea wanted to sell. They are almost between managers, the owner is disillusioned, I think they loan out their bubbling under players until the new manager decides. I can see Chelsea offering a new contract to him.

  • Weyhhadaway

    The view from chelski: well he has been available all summer and nobody came in with a bid, the Toon offer is way below what we want so lets just loan him out again, make a few more Million now and let Rafa develop him for another year then bank the big bucks next season. worked with Lokaku didn’t it?

  • GeordieZebra

    I get the negativity on FCB and the club’s intentions, but why all the derisory comments on the lad?

    Ge gave us a massive boost, wants to come back, gives us an outlet, pace power and a trick. Aye, I want a striker as we all do but welcome him with open arms instead of questioning his value or commitment or fitness or the positivity he brought us in the 2nd half of last season. Welcome back son.