Kenedy’s time as a forgotten man at Chelsea may be over
Chelsea outcast Kenedy could be set to receive a lifeline at the club this summer.
The winger has struggled for the London club and was the subject of loan interest from Flamengo in his home country of Brazil.
According to Goal.com, Chelsea and Kenedy are holding talks about his future, but that any conversations with manager Thomas Tuchel are progressing slowly.
The most likely outcome is another loan move within Europe, but Kenedy staying is not being ruled out either.
At the present moment, a switch back to Brazil seems unlikely, as Chelsea would want any loan spell to happen at a top European league.
The Brazilian has already had two years on loan with Newcastle United and another with Spanish outfit Granada.
Kenedy is expected to take part in Chelsea’s pre-season training alongside a number of other fringe players, under the watchful eye of Tuchel.
In six years at Chelsea, Kenedy has made just 54 appearances in the Premier League, boasting a dismal return of four goals and three assists.
Kenedy, for all his flaws, is a versatile player and can be deployed in a number of areas.
He has history operating at both left and right-back, as well as either side of each wing or even a more conservative role on the right side of midfield.