Kenedy has been confirmed on Thursday morning as a Newcastle player once again.

He will be a Newcastle United player for the entire 2018/19 season.

However, no mention at all of a buying clause or option.

The winger is now with the rest of the Newcastle squad training in Ireland.

The team have their first friendly on Tuesday against St Patrick’s Athletic.

Official Newcastle United announcement:

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Kenedy on loan from Chelsea.

The Brazilian winger – who enjoyed a successful spell on loan at St. James’ Park last term – returns to the club until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Kenedy is well-known to United supporters, having spent half of the 2017/18 season on Tyneside as Newcastle secured a top-ten finish under manager Rafa Benítez.

He joined on loan in January, playing 13 times, scoring twice and winning the FUN88 player of the month award for March.

The former Brazil Under-23 international becomes Newcastle’s third addition of the summer, following the permanent acquisitions of Martin Dúbravka and Ki Sung-yueng.

He has joined up with the rest of the Magpies squad at the club’s pre-season camp in Ireland and will train this morning.

“I am so happy with this interest from Rafa Benítez, that he came back for me,” said Kenedy. “I want to keep it going, the work that I did here before, for the new season.

“I have received many, many messages on social media from the fans. They made me feel appreciated, so I wanted to come here in this new season and give everything on the pitch.”

Manager Benítez added:

“I’m really pleased to have Kenedy back with us. I’m sure every fan will be happy with this signing.

“Hopefully he can keep playing at the same level that he reached with us last season. I wish him all the best for his time here.”

Twenty-two-year-old Kenedy began his career in his homeland with Fluminense, where he made 31 appearances and scored twice before making a move to Stamford Bridge in August 2015.

He has featured 27 times in all for the Blues, netting three times, while he also spent time on loan at fellow Premier League side Watford in 2016.



  • ghostrider

    Great news, let’s hope he carries on from last season, or even better. And let’s hope Rafa carries on using the latter end of the season as his forward yardstick this season.

  • Paul Patterson

    Great news. But it’s still all on the cheap . .

    • ghostrider

      Does it matter?

    • Jezza

      It’s not that great news. All it means is we have temporarily retained a player who was part of our team for the second half of last season. This new loan deal hasn’t added anything to the team we finished last season with.

  • Steven05

    There must be LOADS of money left for strikers too!!

    • Leazes.

      That’s why we are doing the loans…. everything is going on a striker!

      • Jezza

        I genuinely can’t see us signing a striker this summer. I’ll be surprised if there are any more signings after Kenedy to be truthfull.

        • Leazes.

          Its irony for humorous effect.

    • NUFC9

      Do France have a new Stephane Guivarch we can buy if they win the world cup?

      • NUFC9

        And when I say buy, I mean chase slowly and unsuccessfully for several weeks before ultimately being out maneuvered and outbid by Swansea or Notts Forest.

  • Toon 83

    Decent move for all concerned. Chelsea get some deadwood off their books for a year, we get a player who will need no settling in period, and the player has a year of regular football ahead which he can use as a shop window to potentially get a move to one of the big clubs that have apparently been keeping tabs on him. Like the Hot Chocolate song, Everyone’s A Winner

  • NUFC9

    Great news.

    Just a pity we don’t have the ambition/funds to sign players like Kenedy permanently. If we have him on loan for 18 months he’ll be here for longer than a lot of permanent signings but we will be paying the wages of a Chelsea “asset” while his value rises so they can sell him for a fat profit.

    • NUFC9

      I’d have though even if his only goal was to sell Kenedy on for a profit in a couple of years, Ashley would see the sense in buying an exciting up and coming young player with bags of potential for £20-25m rather than paying Chelsea to borrow him.

      • Leazes.

        If he does really well then his price will go up again and the ‘option to buy’ bit will be a bit further out of reach as it appears to be now….

        I can’t wait to see who we break our transfer record on, some top notch striker no doubt.

        • Jezza

          I can absolutely guarantee that NUFC will never break their transfer record while Ashley remains in charge. We have already made our biggest signing of the summer buying Dunravka for £4 million. If, and I emphasise the word if, we make any more signings this summer they will be loans or free transfers.

          • Leazes.

            I wouldn’t be so sure…. you can only get third rate dross with £16.5m nowadays….. a player who isn’t as good as Mitrovic…. the club has to break the record to even hold the downward trajectory of the squad. He might just surprise everyone and spend some money on a player providing he can first offload the Serb.

          • Jezza

            Can’t see it myself. As far as Fatso is concerned we only need to finish 17th. He’ll be thinking that because we finished 10th last season the team doesn’t need any strengthening and therefore he doesn’t need to dip into the profits and he can pocket the lot.

          • Leazes.

            Yes he said that the squad was better than The Manager, Journalists, fans and pundits had assessed them, and of course it isn’t….. it does sound like he’s saying ‘nil spend’….

          • Wezza

            I totally agree. It hasn’t happened in 11 years and it certainly isn’t happening now. MA will never change so it’s pointless hoping and thinking maybe he has changed because he hasn’t. TV money? It’s been pocketed.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        We are freeing up money for four more exciting signings.

    • Toon 83

      The player might have preferred a loan, he could get a big move next year if he plays well. Chelsea aren’t daft either they’ll want as much as they can get for him

  • Leazes.

    It’ll be just like a new signing….except its a loan and not new.

    • Jezza

      True. This has added nothing to the team we had for the second half of last season.

      • Tony English

        True. But the team we had for the second half of last season should improve results if they play for a full term this time around.

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          You are probably blocked to. Anyone with pro Newcastle comments get blocked by Jezza and Leazes and they encourage others to block you to. Hardly suprising as Jezza supported Sunderland at an early age and even has admitted it.

          • Tony English

            That doesn’t bother me at all, I know Leazes has blocked me because he’s paranoid, the weakest link and can’t carry an argument.

            Every blocked comment that responds to him, he’ll see a greyed out avatar and won’t be able to see what’s been written… in a way that probably winds him up more, good!

            Personally I’d rather see who was disagreeing or criticising and respond, I won’t block anyone.

          • TheNutJob

            i doubt anything winds him up

          • Tony English

            He winds himself up with his paranoia.

          • Wezza

            Well there are two trolls from manchester who post here daily to wind people up. They enjoy the spotlight. They create different user names all the time and they are dead easy to spot.

          • Leazes.

            I’ve blocked Tony English as well as I think he’s Clarko aka Kevin Lee.

          • Wezza

            I suspect the same thing. He will slip up eventually. I bet he is loving it that he is even getting talked about because he nor David even deserve the time of day. There is sad and then there is these two clowns.

          • Tony English

            You can be as paranoid as you like mate, as I said the other day, my posting history is not private, I’ve said nothing that’s been an attempt to wind anyone up (certainly never said a word in defence of Ashley).

            The truth being Leazes accused me of being a fake profile, then made a fool of himself by not being able to check a postcode properly when I put him straight, he wound himself up. I’m easily found on face -social media- book, my names easy enough to type into the search bar and the avatar is the same as one here.

            Vivid imaginations. Ridiculous.

          • Wezza

            Chill mate, I never claimed you were one of the trolls though so there’s no need to have a go. Just saying that there is trolls here who are not NUFC fans they’re MUFC fans. What’s your opinion on that?
            I haven’t blocked you by the way.

          • Tony English

            Idiot.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            You may end up in the funny farm with your mate Jezza with comments like that.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You have a season ticket at old Trafford though

    • Mrkgw

      Beg, steal or borrow under this chronic regime.

      • Desree

        Steve Bruce said the same about the plight of Villa. And we made it back up at the first attempt.

  • Jezza

    There is a very strong possibility that this loan deal for Kenedy will be our last signing of the summer transfer window.

    • Mrkgw

      The return of Jezza – you were missing for weeks.

      • Jezza

        Yes I’ve been taking a break during the transfer window because I knew there would be nothing happening.

        • Mrkgw

          Haha, good move. That said, not much happens during the window either these days. Not under this regime, at least.

        • TheNutJob

          and you were right Jezza

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Be plenty more signings for Sunderland though which will keep you happy. Newcastle will sign at least four more players three of which will be big money buys including Townsend. Wonder if you still have your scrap book with Ritchie Pitt, Jim Montgomery and Cecil Irwin from the days you walked from Boldon to Roker Park to see your idols play.
    Wonder if you were a happy person then because you are full of misery now.

    • Mark Andrews

      I look forward to seeing these marquee signings. It’ll make a nice change from the usual barrel scraping and bargain basement bin dipping

  • Tony English

    The next time we sign a player, even if it’s a loan or a free…can we agree an amnesty for just one hour where we don’t have a massive moan about it?

    NO – thought not.

    Fair enough if it’s another s h 1te Spaniard, but we know Kenedy returning is a boost to the squad, despite it being a loan (with clauses we know nowt about) it’s still positive news.

    Even if we did sign him and sell him for profit further down the line, the balance would still be going into the fat mans pocket, so what’s the difference?

  • Desree

    We spent more money on average players in 1995. 23 years on, 120m tv money.

    Mike Ashley is a joke. Free signings and loans as Jezza said.

    And to make it worse, he won’t even invest in the youth set up.

  • Wezza

    David Lee – “We are freeing up money for four more exciting signings.”

    Well that made me laugh!

  • TheNutJob

    when next summer arrives he only has a year left on his Chelsea contract,
    we may get him for a decent price

  • Lostprofit DBC

    Great signing, at least we have him and Rafa for a year. Let’s get the big money signings in now. Anyone want to bet that the transfer record will be broken?

    • Wezza

      That would be a daft bet to take. It isn’t happening nor are the big money signings.

  • Wezza

    This is the token loan signing to appease the fans. There will be nothing more after this.
    Did anyone actually think we would be spending the TV money on big money signings? Anyway the TV money has gone now straight into a Holdings company!

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      I bet we sign someone else by next Thursday, a forward.