Chelsea send Kenedy back on loan to Newcastle

Newcastle have completed a deal to take left-back Kenedy on loan from Chelsea for the duration of the season.

The Stamford Bridge club have confirmed that Brazilian will head to St James’ Park once more after being a hit there in the second half of last term.

There had been significant interest in the 22-year-old at the end of the season, with RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain interested in the player. However, Chelsea have elected to keep hold of him and once again send him out on a temporary basis.

Kenedy enjoyed great success in the north east last term, having featured 13 times for Rafael Benitez’s side after failing to hold down a regular place under Antonio Conte.

And he is thrilled to have returned to Newcastle.

“I’m so happy to have come back to my second home,” he told the Magpies official website.

Kenedy had previously commented on the support he has received from the Newcastle fans.

Speaking at the end of last term, he said: “The first game – my debut – was really, really good because I didn’t expect an atmosphere like this. And the game against Leicester was amazing because I’d never seen support like that.

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“The supporters were really amazing. I really appreciate that because I didn’t expect anything like this.

“The fans were something different. I felt honoured to be here; it was something really special and I’m a fan of Newcastle’s fans.”

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