The 22-year-old, who moved to St. James’ Park on loan in January, has impressed on Tyneside with two goals and two assists in nine Premier League games so far.
Having had limited chances at Stamford Bridge, and having to rebuild his manager’s faith in him following a pre-season tour incident, Kenedy is now enjoying his football once more, thriving in front of the famous Toon Army.
Rafa Benitez has made it clear he wants to make the move permanent this summer, and while the ball lies in Chelsea’s court, it’s something Kenedy would be open to.
“I am enjoying my time at Newcastle, but obviously I have a contract at Chelsea,” the Brazilian told the Daily Mail.
“If something occurs then I will be more than happy, it is a good place for me. I like it.
“Rafa helps me a lot, every day. But the thing I am most thankful for is that he had belief in me and gave me this chance.
“I never imagined it would have gone so well. They have amazing fans, they are crazy for the team — fanatical, beautiful, I feel privileged to be around them.
“My first goal was an amazing sensation. When I saw the celebration in the stand, that gives you the energy to do whatever it takes.”