Chelsea have something of a track record for letting players go that they probably shouldn’t. Nemanja Matic? Kevin De Bruyne? Mohamed Salah? Those three were among the best players in the Premier League last season and Chelsea have let them all go, in Matic’s case, twice. This summer it appears they are ready to do the same with Brazilian left-winger Kenedy and Newcastle United will hope they are getting a similar sensation.
According to the Northern Echo, the London club have informed Newcastle United that a deal is possible for the Brazilian.
The 22-year-old arrived at St James’ Park on loan back in January and played a pivotal role in keeping Newcastle in the Premier League last term.
Kenedy scored and assisted two goals for the club in some virtuoso performances from the left-hand side of midfield.
The performances made Kenedy a firm fan favourite at the club and Newcastle fans will want to see a deal put together for the Brazilian, who can also play at left-back.
A lot will depend on the price, but Kenedy could easily become the next Chelsea mistake and Newcastle are primed to take full advantage.
Will he go on to be as successful as Mohamed Salah or Kevin De Bruyne? That would seem very unlikely but he is a very talented individual. If he got halfway there he would still be a hero for Newcastle United and leave Chelsea wondering why they let him go.
Hopefully, the Magpies can get something done.