Kenedy drops big hint on his Newcastle future


Kenedy is interested in a permanent move to Newcastle United.

The winger joined the club in January on a half-season loan from Chelsea.

And Kenedy – who scored two goals in Newcastle's 3-0 win over Southampton earlier this month – says he's "very happy" at St James's Park.

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“This new phase (of my career) in Newcastle’s shirt makes me very happy," the 22-year-old said.

“It is very difficult for a player to stay out of action for a long time, even more difficult to get back into the rhythm of the Premier League.”

Asked by UOL in Brazil about a permanent move to United in the summer, Kenedy said: “If it’s good for everyone, it would be a pleasure to continue wearing the shirt of this great team.”

On the influence of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, Kenedy said: “He insists that I learn to speak English.

“He acts towards me like a father, and I learn a lot from him.”

Kenedy and his team-mates are preparing for tomorrow's Premier League home game against Huddersfield Town.

United are 13th in the league with eight games left to play.