According to a recent report from The Chronicle Live, Newcastle are set to complete another loan deal for Kenedy this summer after he enjoyed a fantastic spell with the club in the second-half of last season.
Naturally, the news will give everybody associated with the club a huge boost ahead of the new season.
Newcastle’s opening half of the 2017/18 campaign was characterised by blunt attacking football which was desperately devoid of both flair and creativity, but Kenedy changed all that following his arrival.
The only disappointing aspect for Newcastle is that the Brazilian has only joined on a temporary deal, as a full season of impressive form will boost his stock beyond the club’s price-range and also attract interest from rival clubs.
With that in mind, Newcastle should follow up their Kenedy deal by signing a player who has the potential to thrive at St James’ Park, namely Nacer Chadli of West Bromwich Albion.
According to a report from The Telegraph published in April, Chadli has a relegation release clause in his contract of £17 million, and that price represents something of a steal based on his World Cup performances for Belgium.
Despite spending almost the entirety of the season on the sideline with the Baggies, Chadli was selected by Roberto Martinez for Belgium’s World Cup campaign which ended on Tuesday.
The selection was an eye-raising surprise for most, but the performances which followed were even more unexpected. In an unfamiliar wing-back role Chadli offered plenty of creativity in the final-third and looked assured defensively despite his lack of experience in the position.
His attempts to bypass defenders and create chances for his teammates did not always come off, but his willingness to take risks certainly aided Belgium’s play moving forward.
In the current transfer market £17 million for a Belgium international of Chadli’s quality represents an absolute steal, so Newcastle would be foolish not to capitalise on a golden opportunity.
Considering his form for Belgium this summer, it seems that Chadli is back to full-fitness and ready for another chance in the Premier League next season and, if Newcastle are able to secure a deal, he could have a greater impact than Kenedy on Tyneside.
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