The transfer windows in football can be both successful and frustrating, as a club’s targeted players do not always work out as planned. But Newcastle United and manager Rafa Benitez may find that they are able to get a second chance with one such example from the summer.
The Chronicle reported this week that the Magpies are interested in adding Chelsea winger Kenedy during the January transfer period, after attempting to secure a loan move in August. Outlets such as The Daily Mail and The Sun are stating that the deal is already agreed to by both sides.
It is believed that all elements were in place before the summer deadline, but the Blues were not able to secure an adequate replacement for the 21-year-old.
Newcastle are preparing for a crucial match at West Ham United tomorrow afternoon, aiming to end their current win-less streak.
Kenedy’s pace is certainly a major positive, and Benitez’s formation places an emphasis on wide positions.
The attack is often driven by the work of Christian Atsu and Matt Ritchie, and the Brazilian international could flourish in that capacity.
However, what makes Kenedy such an asset for United is his ability to adapt.