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Sport Kenedy rejoins Newcastle on loan

13:20  12 july  2018
13:20  12 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

Benitez remains keen on permanent Kenedy deal

  Benitez remains keen on permanent Kenedy deal Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is still holding out hope he can secure a permanent deal to sign Kenedy from Chelsea. The Telegraph reports that the Brazilian winger remains firmly in Benitez’s sights after he enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at the club last season. Chelsea are open to selling Kenedy this summer, but interest is likely to mount as other clubs become aware of his availability, something that may price Newcastle out of a deal. Benitez is in the market for a new winger, with Kenedy and Andros Townsend both transfer targets. Scottish international Matt Ritchie is attracting interest from Stoke and Middlesbrough, which could raise enough funds to secure a deal for either of the aforementioned targets. During his time at the club, Kenedy became a hit with the fans at St James’ Park for his pace and trickery on the ball. He went on to play a key role in helping the Magpies avoid relegation back to the Championship.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Kenedy has agreed to return to Newcastle on a season-long loan with the deal set to go through before Maurizio Sarri's appointment is confirmed at Chelsea. Ever since Kenedy 's loan spell came to an end last season

We have finally done it people, we have a signing in January! The most of us feared no one would come through the door, even if it's a temporary move, it

kenedy-cropped: Newcastle United's on-loan winger Kenedy © Provided by Goal Newcastle United's on-loan winger Kenedy

Newcastle United have resigned Brazilian winger Kenedy on a season-long loan from Chelsea after he impressed during a three-month spell in 2017-18.

The 22-year-old former Brazil youth international made 13 Premier League appearances for the Magpies last season, scoring twice to help the club secure 10th place in the table and picking up the club's player of the month award in March.

Kenedy expressed his delight at being reunited with Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez and thanked the club's fans for welcoming him at St James' Park.

Chelsea in talks with Newcastle over £20m Kenedy deal

  Chelsea in talks with Newcastle over £20m Kenedy deal Chelsea are in talks with Newcastle over a £20 million deal for Brazilian winger Kenedy. Simon Johnson of the London Evening Standard reports that the player could be set to join the Magpies on loan with the option to buy. Rafa Benitez’s men have been keen to bring in the winger on a permanent basis after he enjoyed a successful stint on loan at St James’ Park. Kenedy, who joined Chelsea with much promise, had fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge last season. After being sent home from the club’s pre-season tour, he found game time hard to come by under head coach Antonio Conte. Kenedy joined Newcastle on loan during the January window and added some much-needed pace and trickery to their attack, playing a key role in their survival push. Newcastle have also been linked with a move for Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, but Kenedy has been a key target for Benitez since the end of the season.

Kenedy has joined Newcastle on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season. The Brazilian completed a medical at the club on Tuesday and becomes the Magpies' first signing of the January transfer window.

Chelsea left-back Kenedy has joined Newcastle on loan until the end of the season. The 21-year-old arrived on Tyneside on Monday evening before undergoing medical test on Tuesday.

"I am so happy with this interest from Rafa Benitez, that he came back for me," Kenedy told the club's official website.

"I want to keep it going, the work that I did here before, for the new season.

"I have received many, many messages on social media from the fans. They made me feel appreciated, so I wanted to come here in this new season and give everything on the pitch."

Benitez, who previously added Martin Dubravka and Ki Sung-yueng to his squad for the new campaign, said he hoped to see more of the same from Kenedy

"I'm really pleased to have Kenedy back with us," said Benitez. "I'm sure every fan will be happy with this signing.

"Hopefully he can keep playing at the same level that he reached with us last season.

"I wish him all the best for his time here."

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The Magpies boss admits it is obvious that his side need to add players before the transfer window closes on August 9Rafael Benitez believes the current Newcastle squad is not good enough for the Premier League season ahead after a frustrating 2-2 draw with Hull City.

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