Newcastle would be getting bargain paying £15m for Kenedy

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Newcastle United reportedly could be able to sign Kenedy permanently for a fee of £15 million.

Kenedy of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in...

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Newcastle will need to part with £15 million in the summer if they hope to sign Kenedy on a permanent basis from Chelsea.

Kenedy has made a handful of appearances for the Magpies since arriving at St James' Park on loan during the January transfer window, and has made a big impression during those six games, scoring twice and providing one assist. It must also be noted that Rafa Benitez's men have lost just once in those games, a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, and have eased their relegation fears slightly.

Kenedy of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in...

The Mirror reports that Newcastle want to keep Kenedy beyond the next few months, but will have to spend £15 million to take the Brazilian on a permanent deal.

While that would represent a sizeable fee for Newcastle - the £16 million deal for Michael Owen in 2005 remains their club record signing, according to the Chronicle - Mike Ashley would be asking for trouble if he did not meet that asking price.

Kenedy appears to have a huge amount of potential - he is clearly highly-rated given that Chelsea have handed him first-team appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge, unlike many of the players who have left the Blues on loan - so it would be a big mistake for Newcastle to not make the deal permanent.

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He has shown during his brief spell that he has the quality to make a devastating impact and that is arguably kind of player Newcastle need as they look to build on an encouraging, but eye-opening, first year back at the highest level.

Newcastle will not have many better chances to land a player with that much ability for £15 million. The Magpies must grasp any opportunity to make a permanent move happen with both hands this summer.

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