Kenedy is hoping to realise his “dream” of becoming a regular at Chelsea next season after gaining experience at Newcastle. The Blues paid £6.3million to sign the Brazilian from Fluminense in 2015 but he failed to force his way into the plans of former managers.
He endured an unsuccessful loan spell with Watford in 2016-17, making just one Premier League appearances, before spending the last two seasons on loan with Newcastle. Chelsea’s transfer ban means Kenedy is likely to stay put at Stamford Bridge this season and he has vowed to work hard to force his way into Frank Lampard’s plans.
“I learned a lot from my time there,” Kenedy told Chelsea’s official website about his spell at Newcastle. “I was very happy with the amount I played. It was a great experience for me, so I must say thanks to the club and the manager. “Now I have to start again here at Chelsea and work hard, step by step. My hope now is to do a great season here at Chelsea.
That is my dream.” Kenedy, who has been one of Chelsea’s most utilised players during pre-season, hopes to feature in a more advanced role. He added: “I am very happy with the amount of minutes I played in Japan. “It was a great experience.
I am really pleased for the opportunity the manager is giving me and the amount I have been playing in pre-season. “When I was at Chelsea before I played a lot as a left-back but now I have been playing further forward.
My past experiences as a left-back have helped me be a better player now.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.