Newcastle United decided to bring in Kenedy over Charly Musonda from Chelsea in the January transfer window.
Rafael Benitez has been proven exactly right not to move for Newcastle United’s Charly Musonda, due to the form of Kenedy.
Newcastle had a deal for Musonda lined up in January, according to the Chronicle, but decided against making the signing of the youngster.
Benitez knew that if Newcastle signed Musonda, they could not have Kenedy on loan from Chelsea, due to Premier League rules.
And the Spanish boss has been rewarded for showing great patience.
Newcastle took a risk by waiting for Kenedy, but the Brazilian’s start at St. James’ Park has shown he his worth the wait.
Kenedy has rapidly become a vital player for Newcastle, with his form catching the eye.
The Chelsea loanee hit two goals in Newcastle’s last match, as the Magpies got past Southampton.
Kenedy now could even move to Tyneside on a permanent basis, and Benitez must feel like his gamble of waiting has really paid off.