The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been getting excited today as the Daily Mail’s head of sport, Lee Clayton has taken to Twitter to claim that Chelsea’s Kenedy is set to rejoin St James park on-loan this week.
One year loan deal for Kenedy to return to Newcastle will be announced this week. He was a popular signing last season. Rafa Benitez crucial to the deal #NUFC
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) July 8, 2018
The Magpies propping our bar up have been calling for the club to sign Kenedy on a permanent deal for a long time now. The Brazilian winger was absolutely superb for Newcastle in his loan spell with the club. He scored two goals and registered two assists in his short time playing under Rafa Benitez and the fans warmed to the Brazilian quickly, with his forward-thinking style and high work-rate making him an instant fan-favourite.
A lot of the fans are sceptical over these reports and would rather not get their hopes up too much as if this deal doesn’t go through then the fans will be distraught. However, with Benitez clearly ear-marking Kenedy as one of his top targets this summer, it would be no surprise if the Brazilian is to sign on-loan this summer with a permanent transfer fee looking to be out of reach for the club.
You can read our local Geordies’ thoughts on the Kenedy news here:
Not going to get too excited until it's on the yellow strip !!! @SkySportsNews
— @DazRichards (@DARRENRICHAR) July 8, 2018
— Jon Stead (@JonStead6) July 8, 2018
— Cormac Poland (@Cormac007) 8 July 2018
Love for it to be true but something tells me it isn’t. Fingers crossed tho
— CrazyDave (@Trickster070) July 8, 2018
Let’s wait until he’s holding the shirt shall we
— Chris Samuels (@ChrisSamuels) July 8, 2018
Option to buy would be
— CT Kaupp (@CT_Kaupp) 8 July 2018
Hopefully there is an option to buy
— scratchy (@Gumbohaha) July 8, 2018
The Newcastle fans in the Tavern would be delighted if they could secure the signing of Kenedy and will be hoping this deal will go through and kick-start their summer.