Official: Newcastle took a Brazilian from Chelsea
Chelsea Kennedy’s midfielder moved to Newcastle. The 21-year-old Brazilian will play the season as a “scotch”. However, he will not take part in the match between the two teams of the 1/16-final FA Cup. His debut with the Newcastle team is expected to be against Burnley on January 31st.
Kennedy came to Stamford Bridge in 2015 from Fluminensee. Last season Chelsea leased him to Watford, where he recorded only one game in the Premier League. Since the beginning of the current campaign, Antonio Conte has 6 times included him in the group, but has never released it.
“I am very pleased to be carrying the Newcastle team, and I am glad that the club is giving me the opportunity to unveil my potential.” Rafael Benitez was an excellent manager, and I spoke with Christian Atsu, whom I know from Chelsea, “Kennedy said.
“Kennedy is young but already has experience in England, and I’m sure he will help us a lot,” Benitez commented.