In Focus: Kenedy could be the key to solve Newcastle’s creative problems

Sky Sports reports that Chelsea’s Robert Kenedy is currently having a medical at Newcastle United before moving there on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Brazilian has been used as Marcos Alonso’s backup this season, yet he has failed to make a single league appearance for the Premier League champions.

What’s the story?

Robert Kenedy – who is valued at £6.3m by transfermarkt.com – arrived on Tyneside on Monday night, as he looks to complete his loan move to Newcastle. The 21-year-old is highly regarded at Chelsea, and he’s made 27 appearances for the Blues, scoring three goals. Nonetheless, he has only featured once in the league under Antonio Conte’s management.

The former Fluminense forward had a loan spell at Watford last season, yet he failed to make a purposeful impact with the Hornets having made only one appearance.

What will he provide?

Without question, the Brazilian sensation is a dynamic player who can operate in any position on the left flank. This versatility is a cherished attribute, yet he offers far more than mere adaptability. The Chelsea youngster is a quick player who is endowed with great skill and creativity.

In addition to his typical Brazilian flair, Kenedy flaunts good physicality, and he’s also renowned for his direct and purposeful running. He also isn’t afraid of shooting which will provide Newcastle with greater attacking edge.

In five first-team appearances for the Blues this season, the forward has scored one goal and provided one assist, which is a decent return. While considering his dynamism and exuberance, he is likely to strengthen a Newcastle side who have been severely depleted of creativity at times this season.