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Newcastle loan disgraced Chelsea winger

Newcastle loan disgraced Chelsea winger

Kenedy will escape the controversy at Stamford Bridge with a season on loan at Newcastle

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Newcastle United have signed Kenedy on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea following his controversial social media posts which saw him sent home from the club's pre-season tour of China.

The Brazilian faced a season of exile at Stamford Bridge if he remained there after the club's strong stance of his actions during pre-season.

Rafael Benitez used his Chelsea links to act quickly to secure the loan signing of Kenedy, making sure that he got a deal complete before other clubs became aware of his availability.

On the pitch, Kenedy is highly rated and the 21-year-old can bring a real attacking threat to The Magpies, in what Benitez admitted, is set to be a tough season back in the top flight.

Kenedy has not had a real opportunity to showcase his talents in the Premier League since he arrived, but with a run of first team football, he could make that wide midfielder role his own at St James' Park this season.