Newcastle United are expected to complete the signing of Chelsea winger Kenedy on a season-long loan today. The Brazil under-23 international spent the second half of last season on loan with the Magpies where he had an impressive stint.

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Kenedy played his role perfectly for Rafa Benitez’s side as they survived a relegation scare in the 2017/18 Premier League season, and the club boss has not hidden his desire to have him back at St. James’ Park for another season.

Kenedy has now traveled to Tyneside for a medical, although he trained with Chelsea on Monday. He has made just 5 Premier League starts for Chelsea since he made the move to Stamford Bridge from Brazilian side Fluminense three years ago. He played 13 times for Newcastle in last season’s loan spell and scored two goals.



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