Chelsea fans are no strangers to their club losing top quality players because they fail to give them a chance and then the player decides to leave and goes on to thrive elsewhere, and that may well be the case with Kenedy, who has been showing what he can do while on loan at Newcastle United.
The left sided player has been brilliant for Rafa Benitez’s side, and has now claimed he’s loving life at Newcastle, and would love to stay and carry on playing for them – and wearing a shirt he’s proud to represent.
It seems a blow for Chelsea, given the player is certainly a talent and one for the future, and yet again it seems a lack of chances may cost them a top quality player – unless they decide to farm him out on loan once again next season.
“This new stage with Newcastle’s shirt makes me very happy,” Kenedy told UOL.
“It’s very difficult for a player to stay a long time without playing, even more to get back in the rhythm of the Premier League.
“If it’s good for everyone, it would be a pleasure to continue wearing the shirt of this great team.”
One man who is backing Kenedy is Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez, with the manager making it very clear he is a big fan of the player.
He praised not only the talent Kenedy has, but also his work rate and his effort on the field – and that’s certainly something the player will appreciate.
However, when it comes to keeping him at the club, Benitez has been slightly more cautious, and noted that anything can happen come the end of the season – but the main thing is for the relegation threatened side to make the most of a top player while they have the chance.
He said: “His delivery, his crosses and set pieces – he is somebody who is different and he is a player playing with confidence now.
“His goals will help that. We already had a bit of pace with [Christian] Atsu and [Jacob] Murphy, and the ability and workrate of [Matt] Ritchie, but Kenedy is good on the ball, he does not give it away easily and he gives us more control.
“I have no idea if there is a chance we can keep him after the end of the season, I think at the moment we have to make sure we enjoy him while he is here.”