The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling very frustrated at the moment…
It has been a quiet summer for the Magpies, with the side struggling to recruit as efficiently as most supporters would have hoped at the start of the summer.
Still, there is reason for optimism at St James’ Park, given how dominant the side were last season. Of course, the Premier League is a very different animal compared to the Championship, but there is still more than enough quality within the Newcastle first team to make a real go of it this season.
Fortunately, the Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have finally had some news to celebrate today, with reports from the Mirror suggesting that the Magpies are close to securing a new arrival.
According to the Mirror, Kenedy is set to move to Newcastle this summer, with the versatile Chelsea wideman unlikely to feature much for the Blues this season.
Able to play both in defence and midfield, Kenedy would certainly be a versatile and reliable option for Benitez, and the fans in the Transfer Tavern have responded to the news pretty positively.
The Newcastle fans on Twitter have had a very similar reaction, and whilst some are concerned at the Brazilian’s attitude, they concede that there is nobody better to put him on the straight and narrow than Rafa Benitez.
See what they had to say below…
Didn't see this Kennedy deal coming. Not sure about him but i am sure RAFA knows what he is doing #NUFC
— John Williams (@jwstumpy) August 10, 2017
Kennedy is basically gonna be left side cover…someone to push/fill in for Dummet and cover Atsu when Aarons gets his annual injury. #NUFC
— Burnsie ⚽
Kennedy looks set to come, decent signing! Rafa will sort any attitude problems out but I doubt the lad really has any #Nufc
— TalkNUFC (@TalkNUFC1) August 10, 2017
Kenedy is certainly an upgrade on Gouffan, for that very reason I'm pleased #NUFC
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) August 10, 2017
Kennedy would be a class signing! Hopefully with an option to buy. #nufc
— Highland Geordie (@NUFC_Oscar86_) August 10, 2017
Went to bed at 11pm last night a sad lad, woke up to see weve signed Kennedy on loan!? Howay Rafa lad. #NUFC
— Toon Report (@ToonReport) August 10, 2017
— Steven Johnson (@GeordieLad10) August 10, 2017Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
Kenedy IN then. Dummett will get proper competition ! #NUFC
— alle (@ToonyAlex) August 10, 2017