Chelsea Full-Back Agrees Newcastle Loan Switch
Newcastle United have signed Chelsea left-back Robert Kenedy on loan for the remainder ofthe season. Kenedy is behind Marcos Alonso in the pecking order and the Blues look set toland Emerson Palmieri from Roma.
Kenedy links up with former Blues boss Rafa Benitez at Newcastle. The Brazilian, whostarted out at Fluminense, told Newcastle’s official website, ““I’m so happy with thisopportunity at Newcastle.
“They’ve opened the door to me to come here, show my potential and come and play forNewcastle. It’s a traditional club and Rafa Benítez is a fantastic, amazing coach. I spoke withChristian Atsu, as well – we trained together at Chelsea.
“He said good things about the club. So it was easy to take this decision.” Magpies bossRafa Benitez says he was attracted to Kenedy’s versatility, “Kenedy is a player that we havebeen following since the summer.
“The reason we are interested is that he can play in several positions – as a winger, a wingback and also as an offensive left full back, so he gives the team many options.He has agreat left foot and good energy.
“He is still a young player but he has some experience already in the Premier League andthat will help with his adaptation. We welcome him to Newcastle United.” After Mirandinha,Fumaça and Cláudio Caçapa, Kenedy becomes the fourth Brazilian to play for Newcastle