Kenedy wants Newcastle United return, could signing him convince Rafael Benitez to stay?

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Newcastle United took Kenedy on loan last season, and he impressed at St. James' Park.

A detail of the tattoo on the head of Newcastle player Kenedy during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Kenedy wants to return to Newcastle United next season, and if the Magpies can get that deal over the line it would surely convince Rafael Benitez to stay.

Benitez has made no secret of his desire to remain at St. James’ Park, but he wants money to invest in quality.

Kenedy was brought to Newcastle in the January transfer window, and he immediately impressed during his loan spell from Chelsea.

Newcastle player Kenedy in action on his debut during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle now face a battle to re-sign Kenedy, but if they can do so, Benitez would surely have to feel that his future remains on Tyneside.

Benitez just wants to have the tools in his squad required to challenge for trophies, and Kenedy could help him achieve that aim.

Kenedy of Newcastle United shoots during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The 22-year-old Brazilian, who is valued at £20 million according to the Mail, was a real weapon during his time at Newcastle, and could be a star over the coming years.

His arrival on a permanent deal at St. James’ Park would be a signal of intent.

And if Kenedy does want to return, there should be nothing for Newcastle to think about, as not only would his arrival improve their squad but it could also help to convince Benitez to stick around.

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