The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern are trying to come to terms with the fact that they may not be able to sign Kenedy this summer. According to The Chronicle, Chelsea have quoted Newcastle a fee of £30 million to prise the winger from Stamford Bridge and the Magpies simply don’t have that sort of money to splash on one player.
— Toon Transfer News (@toontransfer) July 2, 2018
For some fans, this news is heartbreaking whilst for others, it’s just slightly inconvenient. The more optimistic fans in the Tavern are convinced that the club will be able to bargain with the Blues and get their man for a fee in the region of around £20 million. This is certainly optimistic from the Geordies, who haven’t had the greatest of luck this window, however, if they could secure Kenedy for a cut-price then it would be a superb coup.
The frustration amongst the fans was almost at fever pitch last week. The club had only made a single signing and despite being linked to almost every professional footballer under the sun, nothing was happening on the transfer front. Then on Friday the club announced that Ki Sung-Yeung had signed on a free transfer from Swansea and in the announcement tweet, Ki was wearing the club’s home kit for next season. If the St James Park faithful can now kick on and sign Kenedy, we’d have some very cheerful Magpies in our bar.
You can read our local Geordies’ Kenedy verdict here:
£10 million to much IMO, wouldn’t pay anymore than £20 million for him.
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) July 2, 2018
Was wishing straight to Newcastle but then you see Chelsea want 30m pic.twitter.com/tgo3TrEDGl
— Shaybarrett (@shaybarrett364) 2 July 2018
Gone away 30mil
— Kevin McKenna (@caoimhin85) July 2, 2018
30 mil to much then for Ashley!!
— jamie dama (@jtdama86) July 2, 2018
not happening then.
That’s the end of that deal then…
— James (@james1508) July 2, 2018
As you can see, the fans aren’t exactly optimistic although they’d be ecstatic if the move went through from here.