According to the Chronicle, Newcastle will have to pay £30million if they want to sign Kenedy permanently. No, that wasn’t a typo. Chelsea apparently want £30million.
The Brazilian’s second loan spell has been an absolute shambles.
There was a lot of hype when he returned to St James’ Park. Kenedy was incredible for the Magpies last season, playing an important in role in our late surge up the table.
Fans were excited when he came back and with good reason. He started in exciting fashion, looking like he hadn’t been away during the opening day defeat to Tottenham.
Then the Cardiff game happened and things started to go awry.
Kenedy struggles to make the bench nowadays, summing up his fall from grace.
So with Chelsea reportedly setting their price, it’s pretty certain we won’t be seeing the winger in a Newcastle shirt next season.
How can Kenedy cost more than Almiron?
Newcastle broke their transfer record when Miguel Almiron arrived for £21million. The Paraguayan has had a huge impact at the club, transforming the way we attack.
If we’re to break our transfer record again this summer, you’d expect a player who can have the same sort of impact.
We already know that Kenedy couldn’t do that. He’s inconsistent and can’t seem to get out of this rut that has haunted him all season.
How Chelsea can value him so highly is laughable. With the way he’s played, he surely can’t have a future at Stamford Bridge, even if they are banned from signing players.
It looks like Kenedy is going to be priced out of a move this summer. But he hasn’t helped himself either with some awful performances.