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Newcastle United are reportedly fearful that they will miss out on signing Chelsea winger Kenedy on a permanent basis.
Kenedy has been a revelation since his January move to St. James’ Park. Having spent the first-half of the 2017/18 campaign as part of Antonio Conte’s squad, the Brazilian opted to depart in search of regular first-team football.
An opportunity to play in the Premier League with Newcastle under the stewardship of former Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has done wonders for Kenedy’s confidence. We always knew he had the quality, he just needed a platform to prove it.
Understandably, The Northern Echo report that Newcastle are keen to keep hold of Kenedy. The Magpies reportedly would like to secure the 22-year-old’s services permanently.
However, it does not appear as though they will have much chance of doing so. The Northern Echo believe that Chelsea are reluctant to let go of Kenedy prematurely in fear of him becoming another Kevin De Bruyne or Mohamed Salah.
Finally it appears as though our board have screwed their heads on straight. Kenedy has the potential to go right to the very top of the game, and we ought to give him an opportunity to do it at Stamford Bridge.