Kenedy reveals the reason why he rejoined Newcastle United

Kenedy
Kenedy

Kenedy has revealed Newcastle United's fans played a massive part in his decision to rejoin Rafa Benitez's Magpies.

The Brazilian winger returns to the club from parent club Chelsea on a season-long loan deal, following on from a successful temporary stint at St James's Park at the back end of last season.

And the 22-year-old admits the support he received from the United faithful made him feel wanted and appreciated - so much so, he was desperate to return to the North East.

"I am so happy with this interest from Rafa Benítez, that he came back for me," he said.

"I want to keep it going, the work that I did here before, for the new season.

"I have received many, many messages on social media from the fans. They made me feel appreciated, so I wanted to come here in this new season and give everything on the pitch."

Kenedy played a major part in United's rise from the relegation battle at the bottom of the Premier League to an eventual 10th-placed finish last season.

He played 13 games following his January capture, scoring twice.

The former Brazil under-23 attacker becomes Benitez's third signing of the summer following on from the free transfer addition of South Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng and the permanent deal for keeper Martin Dubravka.

Benitez is hopeful Kenedy can start where he left off last season.

"I'm really pleased to have Kenedy back with us," said the manager.

"I'm sure every fan will be happy with this signing.

"Hopefully he can keep playing at the same level that he reached with us last season. I wish him all the best for his time here."

While the finer details of the deal are yet to be released, it is not understood to contain an agreement to make the deal permanent next summer.