Done Deal: Chelsea complete transfer of versatile midfielder



Chelsea have reportedly allowed Brazilian defender, Kenedy travel to Newcastle in a bid to complete his loan deal to the Magpies this January transfer window.

The Blues are allowing the Brazilian complete his loan move to the Magpies due to the imminent arrival of Roma defender, Emerson Palmieri who is expected to serve as a quality cover for Spanish defender, Marcos Alonso.

According to reports from English publication Goal, it is believed that the Blues have already reached an agreement with Newcastle since last summer over a potential loan move for Kenedy to the St. James’ Park this month but will only allow him move to the Magpies provided the Premier League champions secure a replacement at left wing-back.

The former Fluminese defender will join the 4-time Premier League champions on loan till the end of the season and he is subject to a medical within the next 24 hours.

The Brazilian international has found game hard to come by this season due to the impressive form of Marcos Alonso and has only featured majorly in cup games but he will be hoping for a change in fortune in a bid for regular playing time at the St. James’ Park.

The 21-year-old is known for his pace, skill, dribbling, crossing, long shots, concentration and defensive contributions and has featured in 5 games for the Blues across all competitions scoring one goal.

With limited funds available to sign players at Newcastle this transfer window, manager Rafa Benitez will be happy to bolster his squad with Kenedy and will he hoping he can play a key role in the Magpies beating the drop zone this season.


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