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Newcastle sign Kenedy on loan from Chelsea

23 Jan 2018
Kenedy signs for Newcastle United

Versatile Brazilian is Magpies' first January signing and will spend rest of season at St James’ Park

Newcastle United have announced the loan signing of Kenedy from Chelsea.

The Brazilian, who can play at left-back or as a winger, will spend the remainder of 2017/18 at St James’ Park.

“It’s a traditional club and Rafa Benítez is a fantastic, amazing coach," Kenedy told Newcastle's official website.

"Christian Atsu, we trained together at Chelsea and know each other, and he said good things about the club.”

Kenedy, 21, was on loan at Watford last season. He is Newcastle's first January signing.

The Magpies are next in Premier League action at home to Burnley on Wednesday, 31 January.

Watch Kenedy's first interview

See: January 2018 - Transfers and news

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