I’m sure I’m not alone in the hope that Newcastle United can sign Kenedy on a permanent transfer.
The Brazilian, who came to Newcastle on loan from Chelsea, had an outstanding loan spell and was instrumental in turning our season around.
It appears that Kenedy more than enjoyed his loan spell with Newcastle, tweeting after the final game of the season, where he had to be a spectator against his parent club, Chelsea:
KENEDY has paid tribute to Newcastle United's "amazing" supporters following his highly successful loan spell at St. James' Park.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 18, 2018
His loan spell with Newcastle has also been the subject of praise from the support, with various tweets extolling his presence in the side:
I think him and dubravka saved our season cheers mate ????
— adam chapman (@chappas19) May 18, 2018
— Rich Miller ⚫️Nufc⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) May 18, 2018
However, some supporters fear that Kenedy, in his Twitter statement, may have been saying cheerio to the club:
Sounds like a goodbye, that then.
— John Tait (@spud693) May 18, 2018
But any immediate hopes of Newcastle signing the player on a permanent basis may be affected by the current status at Chelsea.
The West London club could be about to change their manager (yet again) and there are also problems relating to their owner, Roman Abramovich, entering the UK.
If there is a change in the managerial hot-seat, with Antonio Conte replaced, the new incumbent of the role might not wish to lose Kenedy.
It’s all looking a bit complicated, but here’s hoping a deal can be struck, sometime before the big kick-off in August.