The Newcastle United fans have been absolutely delighted with Kenedy’s impact at the club since he joined on loan from Chelsea in January, and they are hoping the club will be able to turn his deal into a permanent one this summer.
Very little was know about Kenedy when he moved to Tyneside in the mid-season window, but he has rapidly established himself as one of most talented young players in the Premier League within his stint so far. The 22-year-old Brazilian could even build a case for signing of the season considering the extent of Newcastle’s improvement since he joined the club.
The Toon Army propping up our bar in the tavern are eager to see their club sign him on a permanent basis, but they understand that interest from rival clubs and a lack of financial power could force the Magpies to abandon their interest this summer. If that proves to be the case then Benitez will need to turn his attention towards signing another talent left-winger to ensure his side continue to progress next season, and one player they would be foolish not to consider is Nacer Chadli of West Bromwich Albion.
Chadli (valued at £10.8 million by Transfermarkt) is on the brink of relegation with the Baggies, but a player of his talent should be playing his trade in the top-flight of English football. The Belgian international has barely played this season due to injury problems, and his absence has been sorely felt by West Brom in their bid for survival.
Chadli is a player who could inject creativity into a Newcastle side who have been rather devoid of inspiration at times this season, and his ability to make things happen in the final-third would certainly boost the Magpies hopes of achieving a top-eight finish next season.
Ultimately, West Brom will be forced to offlload Chadli in the summer due to both footballing and financial reasons, so Newcastle should keep him firmly on their radar in the coming months in case they are unable to sign Kenedy from Chelsea.
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