Newcastle United have tied up an important signing this week, as winger Kenedy has returned from Chelsea in a season-long loan deal.
After securing Martin Dubravka and Ki Sung-yueng, the attention turned back to landing Kenedy, as the Magpies attempted to bring him back to St. James' Park.
The Brazilian talent starred in a brief loan spell on Tyneside last season, hitting two goals and two assists in 13 games to help Newcastle get away from the bottom three and into a top half finish.
With no prospect of playing time at Chelsea, Kenedy has decided to go out on loan again, returning to Newcastle for the duration of the season – but there appears to be just one problem with the move.
No purchase clause has been included in Kenedy's loan move, meaning that the Magpies may struggle to land the 22-year-old permanently next summer, which could allow other clubs to swoop.
Capable of playing at left back or on the left of midfield, Kenedy's versatility would make him superb competition for Andrew Robertson whilst offering cover for Sadio Mane further forward.
With pace and skill as well as real potential, Kenedy could be set for a big future, and whilst moving this summer based off a brief spell with Newcastle may have been a gamble for the Reds, watching his development this summer would be a wise move from Jurgen Klopp's men if they really are interested.
Next summer is a long way off, but Liverpool have been smart in the transfer market of late, with their planning mostly impressive – and they should be well aware that Newcastle can't activate a clause to sign Kenedy, giving them a shot at landing him in 2019.
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