Kenedy Says Newcastle Loan Move ‘A Dream Come True’
Newcastle left-back Kenedy says that his loan move to the northeast from Premier Leaguechampions Chelsea is “a dream come true.” The Brazilian is set to make his debut for the Magpiesthis week.
Kenedy’s opportunities were limited at Stamford Bridge, but the Fluminense academy graduate isrelishing pulling on the Newcastle shirt, “When I was a child, I used to play with my friends in thestreets and I always dreamt [of] being in a club like this one. And now the dream has come true.
“It's a really important time in my career and I hope I can do my best. I'm here to learn and show mypotential is not just potential, but that I can do things in the future.” Kenedy had a colourful earlycareer in Brazil, leaving home as a child to pursue his footballing dream.
“I left home at the age of eight or nine. My uncle was my manager, and he gave me the chance toplay for Fluminense. Then, I moved to Europe when I was 19. I moved from Santa Rita do Sapucai, acity in the countryside in Minas Gerais, to Rio de Janeiro.
“It's about 300 miles, more or less the same as from Newcastle to London. But it was fine, it wasokay for me.”