Brazilian midfielder Kenedy is considering his future at Chelsea.
While he got plenty of playing time in the pre-season, he is also behind Pulisic and Pedro in the team ranks.
Lampard said of the players future at the club:
“In terms of Kenedy, my feeling coming into a big squad with a transfer ban was that I need to assess the players for as long as I can in pre-season.”
“We need to make sure we pick a squad, with me having had good eyes on them in training and in games.”
“If Kenedy continues to show the attitude and plays the way he played, then he’s given a great case to stay here.”
“I know he has been out on loan in recent seasons, and been part of the squad. Nobody is in or out of the squad.”
“There’s nobody who has had a line drawn under them or over them. Everyone is competing and the squad will be picked in due time.”
At 23 years of age and only one year left on his current deal, as well as the player looking for pastures new, it may be Chelsea’s last chance to cash in.
They only paid 8 million Euros back in 2015. Now in the post-Neymar transfer fee madness, they should be able to at least come close to recouping their money, if not turn a tidy profit.