'Sad day', 'I'm praying' - Newcastle fans distraught as club post ominous update
Newcastle United fans have been left distraught on social media after the club posted an ominous update on the future of star winger Kenedy.
The Brazilian speed machine has established himself as a firm favourite on Tyneside with his impressive displays, having signed on a season-long loan from Chelsea back in the January transfer window.
His performances on the wing have left the Toon Army clambering for his permanent signature, but the club appear to be playing it safe when discussing his future.
With four games left to play of the season, Saturday’s home tie against West Brom could well be the last time he features for the Magpies at St James’ Park, being ineligible for the final game of the season when parent club Chelsea visit Tyneside.
To honour the occasion, the club have featured him as the star of their program for the visit of the Baggies, as revealed on their official Twitter account, but the update about his future left the Newcastle faithful seriously concerned.
????????⚫️⚪️ Kenedy could make the final home appearance of his loan spell today – and we've made the brilliant Brazilian the cover star on today's matchday programme!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 28, 2018
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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Sign him up! Sign him up!
— azri røzlan (@MonsieurAzri) April 28, 2018
NEVER LEAVE US ⚫️⚪️❤️
— Victoria (@VLJ1976) April 28, 2018
— Alex Fox (@AlexFox___) April 28, 2018
Make sure you get him signed !
— Samantha Rees (@rees_samantha) April 28, 2018
— Waffle F.C. (@JimmyWaff) April 28, 2018
I’m praying it’s not his last home game.
Putting pen to paper this summer, fingers crossed. ????✍️ #NUFC
— Jack Charlton (@7Ronni) April 28, 2018
Im not crying…you’re crying
— Matthew (@MattyFenwickATC) April 28, 2018
Sad day for all
— Neil.A Hornsby (@siamneil) April 28, 2018
Since arriving in the middle of January, Kenedy has made 10 appearances for the Magpies, chipping in with two goals and two assists.
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