Reported Newcastle United target Kenedy arrived in the city ahead of a long-awaited loan move from Chelsea on Monday night, and Magpies fans are confident that a deal to bring the 21-year-old to St James’ Park is already done.
— Raoul Dixon (@RaoulDixonNNP) January 22, 2018
Following the 3-1 defeat against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, the Tyneside outfit have upped their search for new additions before the January transfer window slams shut next Wednesday.
Rafa Benitez’s men lie three points from 10th position – but also only three points off the bottom – and the Spaniard will want to add some quality to his squad before the end of the month, with a move for Kenedy seemingly edging closer.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the situation, and while one said “welcome to The Toon”, another already believes it is a “done deal”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
So looks like Kenedy is done deal. Adds much needed pace and flair to our attacking wings.
Now onto a striker and no.10
Gameiro and Sandro Ramirez? #NUFC
— Burnsie ?⚽ NUFC ⚽? (@BenArfaChance) January 22, 2018
— Mark Bookwalter (@markbookwalter) January 22, 2018
— Markel Garzón (@markelgg_) January 22, 2018
— Does A Magpie Tweet? (@GordonWallace6) January 22, 2018
With the signing of Kenedy, I can see us playing 5-3-2 with attacking wing backs of him and Yedlin. Depending on whether this new striker is a target man or speedster, is whether it is Gayle or Mitro to go. #NUFC #TransferWindow
— Christopher Hatton (@Hattonchicken) January 23, 2018
— MAGPIES คาบข่าว (@MagpiesKarbkao) January 23, 2018