Getafe announced late on Monday night that Robert Kenedy had joined the club on a loan deal from Chelsea.
“Kenedy will spend the season playing in Spain’s La Liga having moved to Getafe on a season-long loan”, Chelsea have confirmed via their official website.
The Spanish side have agreed to get the Brazilian on loan from Chelsea for the whole season. Last term he was loaned out to Newcastle where he netted once and gave an assist in his 28 appearances for the Magpies.
Before moving to Chelsea in summer 2015, Kenedy made his name with Fluminense in Brazil. Acting as a second striker and winger for the Rio de Janeiro side, the then 19-year-old caught the eyes of the English club who brought him to London by paying a €6 million transfer fee.
But instead of heading out on loan immediately, as most players of his age and repute do at Chelsea, he was integrated into the first-team by manager Jose Mourinho.
Chances for him were few and far between, but he did get valuable playing time and experience in his debut season in England.
Still, there were not too many opportunities for Kenedy to feature. And that could only be addressed by the good old ‘loan army’, which he joined by heading out on his first season-long stint away from Stamford Brigde.
At Getafe, Kenedy should hope to rediscover his form and carry it forward in a league known for allowing players with pace and dribbling skills like him to shine.
It is all on him to beat any competitors for a starting eleven spot, and show Chelsea’s brass that he deserves at glory.