Chelsea winger Kenedy joins Newcastle on season-long loan

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Newcastle have confirmed that Brazilian winger Kenedy has joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Kenedy spent the second-half of last season at St. James' Park after singing in January and he impressed under Rafa Benitez. The Brazilian made 13 appearances as he helped the club finish the campaign in 10th place.

"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."

Benitez was equally happy at Kenedy rejoining, adding: "I'm really pleased to have Kenedy back with us. 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."

Kenedy becomes Newcastle's third signing of the summer, following the additions of Martin Dubravka and Ki Sung-yueng.