Newcastle United should move quick to secure Kenedy for next season

Newcastle United will try to re-sign Kenedy from Chelsea on loan if Rafael Benitez says as manager, according to the Chronicle.

What’s the word?

It took time, but the Magpies eventually got their man when Kenedy moved to St James’ Park in January.

The Brazilian was coveted by the Magpies in the summer, but they failed to get a deal over the line.

In the winter window, a loan agreement was struck, and the 22-year-old has provided pace that the team needed.

The Chronicle reports that there is a possibility that Kenedy will re-join the club next season on another loan deal if Benitez is still at the club.

Should Kenedy be a priority?

There is no doubt that the young player has improved the team, and he showed his quality at the weekend.

The Chelsea loanee scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Southampton, with both goals coming in the first half.

Two big things could be dependent on whether Newcastle get their man – the future of Benitez and which division the club will be playing in.

At the moment, the Magpies are five points above the relegation zone thanks to their weekend win.

With eight games left to play, the club are not completely safe yet, but wherever they end up could be a deciding factor in Kennedy’s decision.