Newcastle United are closing in on their first signing of the January window, albeit a loan move. Chelsea left-back Kenedy could soon be making the switch to Tyneside.
The Brazilian was spotted in Newcastle on Monday evening after a train journey to Tyneside. It is hoped that Kenedy will be a starter for Rafa Benitez’s side.
The former Fluminense man can be deployed as a winger as well as a left-back, bringing versatility which is seriously lacking at St. James Park.
Kenedy came close to signing for the Magpies in the summer. However, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte decided to keep the Brazilian as cover.
Now, with the imminent signing of Emerson Palmieri, who plays in the same position as Kenedy, Newcastle have been allowed to have the player.
Certainly, Newcastle will hope this is not the final player to come in at St. James Park. Reports today have made positive reading for United fans after a week of disappointment on Tyneside.
Rumours have been swirling especially over a possible record deal for a yet unnamed striker. Reports today point to the striker being Atletico Madrid star Kevin Gameiro. Who has slipped down the Madrid pecking order since the return of Diego Costa to the Spanish capital.
Whether real or fake, this would be a major coup for Rafa Benitez’s men, however, it is highly unlikely at this point with no real concrete evidence of a move. Another rumoured striker to be arriving at St. James’ Park is Watford’s Troy Deeney.
Due to past disappointments, especially in the past week. Many of the clubs fans have been sceptical over the validity of claims of a record-breaking striker.
Especially with Newcastle’s last record deal coming in 2005 when Michael Owen was signed from Real Madrid for a deal around £16 million. A record which is the longest standing in the Premier League.
Whatever comes of these developments the rest of the window will certainly be interesting on Tyneside.
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