Newcastle United must actively pursue a deal to sign this Chelsea star – Agreed?
Newcastle United are understood to be interested in signing Chelsea loanee Kenedy on a permanent basis once this season comes to an end. As per a report from Evening Standard, the Magpies are eyeing a summer deal to acquire his services permanently since the youngster has proven to be quite impressive this season while being on loan.
Rafa Benitez’s men have been through several ups and downs throughout the campaign so far but Kenedy’s performances have been rather uplifting for them.
The same report also goes to state that Chelsea had rejected Newcastle’s suggestion of including an option for them to buy him permanently. However, they are optimistic about convincing the Premier League defending champions to agree to a sale. And given the circumstances at both Chelsea and Newcastle, it does make sense for the Blues to allow Kenedy to move to St. James’ Park for the long-term.
Even if Kenedy were to move back to Stamford Bridge, the player will have to be content with watching most of the games from the sidelines.
Given the plethora of options at hand for Antonio Conte, the youngster will once again be faced with a significant lack of game time. To provide him with further time on the field, the club will be likely to send him out on a loan once more, thus bringing him back to square one.
Since the 22-year-old has done exceedingly well with Newcastle and has already managed to establish himself as an important member of the squad, Chelsea should just let him join them for his own good.
Regular game time is important for a player and with teenagers making breakthroughs into first-teams, it is high time for Kenedy to make a mark for himself by playing frequently. That opportunity will evade him at Chelsea but at Newcastle, he already seems like a fan favourite as well.
Thus, if the player is open to the move, the Blues must not stand in the way. Newcastle could truly benefit by signing him in the long run and they will need all the power they can get in the upcoming season – provided they are able to hold on to their top-flight status beyond the end of this term.
At present, they might be in the 13th spot in the league standings with a five-point cushion away from the relegation zone but with eight games to go, anything can happen.
Regardless, the signs look positive for them and they must focus on pursuing a permanent deal for Kenedy once the summer transfer window commences.