Chelsea star in Newcastle for medical before loan switch

Date published: Tuesday 10th July 2018 7:01

Kenedy looks set to rejoin Newcastle on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.

The Brazil attacker spent the second half of last season at St James’ Park, where he helped the Magpies secure Premier League safety and climb towards mid-table with two goals and two assists in 13 appearances.

Rafael Benitez has remained keen to keep the 22-year-old but a permanent deal was unlikely due to Chelsea’s valuation.

But another loan deal, lasting the duration of the coming season, has been agreed.

Kenedy travelled north on Monday evening before undergoing a medical and putting the finishing touches to his return on Tuesday.

 


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