- Newcastle United in talks to sign Chelsea winger Kenedy on-loan.
- Newcastle hoping to have permanent option to sign Kenedy next summer.
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Newcastle United are reportedly in talks to sign Chelsea winger Kenedy on-loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Kenedy impressed during his short stint at St. James’ Park. The Brazilian scored two goals and provided two assists in the Premier League, fast becoming a fan favourite as Rafa Benitez steered the Magpies to a mid-table finish.
The former Chelsea interim manager will undoubtedly be keen for Kenedy to stay on. However, the London Evening Standard do not believe it plausible that Newcastle could buy the 22-year-old outright at this moment in time.
Instead, they are hoping to sign Kenedy back on loan, but this time with an option to sign him permanently at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
We ought to snub all approaches for Kenedy, for now.
If Maurizio Sarri is appointed as expected, Kenedy deserves a chance to have a clean slate under a new manager. He has the talent to become a Chelsea first-teamer, he may just need the opportunity to show it.