The Newcastle fans have been appreciating their 22-year-old livewire, Kenedy. The Brazilian is on-loan from Chelsea and a recent story by Craig Hope in the Daily Mail has got the Magpies talking about their electric loanee. The Brazilian took a trip down to London to meet with Brazil and Chelsea teammates Willian and David Luiz as he’s been given two days off as a reward for his form with the Magpies this season.
EXC INTERVIEW: An evening with Kenedy (& @DavidLuiz_4 & @willianborges88 for company) as he reflects on life in the favela, playing barefoot to win Coca-Cola, leaving home aged 9, scoring for NUFC's 'beautiful' fans & seeing snow for first time last month https://t.co/GchkMrMMrJ
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) April 19, 2018
Kenedy has been a revelation since he moved north, swapping Stamford Bridge for St James Park until the end of the season, after being told by David Luiz that he would love Newcastle, for the love and support of the fans. It turns out Luiz was right, Kenedy has been accepted by the Geordies as one of their own and Rafa Benitez will look to do everything in his power to ensure the winger stays in the Northeast after his loan spell.
The story really hits home to the Newcastle fans what Kenedy is like as a person, and with the likes of Willian and Luiz looking out for him, it seems the youngster can’t go too far wrong as he looks destined for a Brazil call-up later in his career. The 22-year-old has scored twice and set up another two in his nine games for the Magpies and being at such an early stage in his career, there’s no doubt he’ll kick on and improve his output on the pitch.
You can read our resident Toon’s verdict on their star loanee here:
Great piece Craig, really nice to see a player who loves the toon but let’s be honest it’s all down to our fantastic leader #NUFC
— Matt (@MattNufc9) April 19, 2018
Look at the way the Brazilian national team talk about our Spanish manager man.
They probably think Alan Pardew is some wine bar landlord.
— David Pick (@davidpick1987) April 19, 2018
Great read Craig really hope we sign this kid he really is a class act
— Rich Miller nufc (@Rich1982Miller) 20 April 2018
Great article @CraigHope_DM Im loving watching the Kennedy samba magic. If he & Rafa could stay would be all my Christmas's in one!
— Helen Jobson (@jobsonhphoto) April 20, 2018
What a brilliant piece. Any player thar gets tbe crowd behind him and the team is a must for #nufc We have to break the bank for this kid. His value is only going to go up.
— Steve Cundall (@stevecundall) April 20, 2018
I’m going to be gutted when he leaves. One of the best players we’ve had in a long time. I’d honestly be delighted if the only 2 players we signed in summer were Kenedy and Dubravka.
Great read! Really enjoyed! Love all 3 players
— Ms. L H (@exspygirl) 20 April 2018Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
Cracking read. Sign him up, and @DavidLuiz_4 while we're at it!
— Thomas Booth (@TBooth1981) April 20, 2018