Captured: Speed machine pictured in Newcastle as Magpies reported on verge of first Jan move
Chelsea winger Kenedy has been pictured arriving in the north east on Monday night as he gets ready to finalise a reported loan move to Newcastle United.
The picture editor for North News, a media production company who work with a handful of the national media, Raoul Dixon has posted a picture on his personal Twitter account of the 21-year-old speed machine arriving at Newcastle Central Station, after reports stated that his current club had green lighted the temporary switch.
— Raoul Dixon (@RaoulDixonNNP) January 22, 2018
Goal.com claim that the Blues sanctioned Kenedy’s exit after progressing in talks with Roma for the signing of Emerson Palmieri, with manager Antonio Conte unwilling to let the young forward depart without having first secured the capture of a replacement.
That is despite the Brazilian wide man having been firmly on the fringes of Chelsea’s first team this season, with just five appearances in cup competitions to his name, with four unused substitute appearances the closes he has come to any league action.
The move will signal Newcastle’s first foray into the January transfer window, despite a call for new recruits from both manager Rafael Benitez, the fans and those from outside the club, having seen just five new faces through the door at St James’ Park during the summer market.
However Kenedy will be unavailable for his first game at the club, with the Magpies set to take on his parent club Chelsea in their FA Cup clash next weekend.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, the club are negotiating a record breaking deal for an attacker.