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Forget Simon: Newcastle must instead focus their efforts on sealing deal for £6.3m-rated ace

Newcastle United supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team edge closer to Premier League safety courtesy of a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Rafa Benitez’s men went into their clash with their fellow relegation rivals having won two and drawn three of their previous six league games, a streak which left them in 14th place prior to Saturday’s meeting with the Terriers. And the Magpies have put even greater distance between themselves and the bottom three as an Ayoze Perez strike ten minutes from time was enough to secure all three points for the North East giants, thus moving them seven points clear of the relegation zone with just seven matches to go.

Consequently, there have been many delighted Newcastle fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are confident that their side will indeed avoid the drop this term, which is reflected in the odds at, with their recent run of form suggesting that this team can produce the goods and thus deliver the results to keep them in the Premier League.

In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Magpies supporters to get their teeth into, not least recent reports linking their club with a move for winger Moses Simon.

And while the 22-year-old would likely be a fine addition at St James’ Park, the Magpies should forget about a move for the Nigeria international, and instead focus their efforts on sealing a permanent deal for £6.3 million-rated ace Kenedy (as per Transfermarkt).

Ultimately, the 22-year-old has made a huge impact at Newcastle since his arrival on loan from champions Chelsea back in January, with the attacker scoring twice and laying on two assists in just seven Premier League appearances for the Magpies.

And even in those games in which he hasn’t made a direct contribution, he has always carried a threat in the final third, and has certainly turned Newcastle into a more menacing side going forward, from which they have certainly reaped the rewards with Benitez’s men winning three and losing just once since his Kenedy’s arrival.

His assist for Perez in the win over Huddersfield at the weekend, alongside his brace in their 3-0 success over Southampton last month, also underlines that he is someone who can produce his best when under pressure, and with Newcastle clearly needing attacking reinforcements over the summer to move to the next level next season, he has proven his worth to suggest that a permanent deal is needed.

There is expected to be much change at Chelsea over the summer, what with Antonio Conte’s future, alongside several players, far from certain, but given the embarrassment of riches at the West London club, it still appears unlikely that Kenedy would break into their first team on a regular basis next term.

That would certainly open up the possibility of a permanent deal, and it’s one they simply must seek to get done ahead of any potential move for Nigerian star Simon.

Newcastle fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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