Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the possibility of signing Kenedy on a permanent deal, after it was revealed that his parent club, Chelsea, will not be allowed to sign players for the next two transfer windows after FIFA imposed a ban.
Brazilian forward Kenedy is currently on a season-long loan with the Magpies, having spent the second half of last season on loan at St James’ Park as well, where he turned out to be a huge hit on Tyneside.
This season, however, the 23-year-old has scored just a single goal and recorded just one assist in 22 appearances in all competitions whilst disappointing massively – he also missed a last-minute penalty away to Cardiff which would’ve handed the Magpies all three points.
Boss Rafa Benitez was already quizzed back in December over whether he was thinking about terminating the loan, but the decision on Kenedy’s future might be out of his hands after the Blues’ transfer ban.
Let’s see what Newcastle fans on Twitter are saying about the Brazilian…
Chelsea's transfer ban could well mean they are unlikely to want to sell Kenedy in the summer. He hasn't impressed this season but certainly a player Rafa Benitez still interested in long-term (if he opts to stay on as boss) #nufc #cfc
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) February 22, 2019
Not good enough long term imo Lee
— andy ferguson (@fergiemourinho) February 22, 2019
Thank Christ for that Lee, he looks like a player just picking up his wages…….got caught up in his own hype!
— Quizzie Rascal (@theboycharlie71) February 22, 2019
There’s no way Rafa will want to keep him after how he’s been this season
— colin oliver (@100Magpie) February 22, 2019
Think he’s been played out of position personally, like to see him in number 10 role, but agree he’s been poor this season.
— john (@mulley85) February 22, 2019
— Clarko (@ClarkCoulson) February 22, 2019
I’d pay no more than £10 Million for him, with the hope he’d rediscover his form of old
— Luke Jennings (@Luke_Jennings1) February 22, 2019
Thank God for that, Kenedy is the worst player in the Premiership at this moment in time.
— David Gee (@DavidGee5) February 22, 2019
Blessing is disguise. He’s awful
— El Barrio! (@BarryPaton) February 22, 2019
He has been appalling this season.
— Nigel (@toastofworcesta) February 22, 2019