Report: Kenedy may be looking for Chelsea exit

Brazilian midfielder Kenedy is considering his future at Chelsea.

The European transfer deadline is fast approaching.
According to Goal.com, the midfielder who spent a portion of the 2017/18 season loan at Newcastle, and likewise in the 2016/17 at Watford, is considering another spell away from Stamford Bridge.
He may even consider leaving permanently.
The player is apparently concerned about a lack of playing opportunities under new manager Frank Lampard.
Due to injury’s to other squad members, like Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kenedy made the matchday squad for game one against United. He was an unused sub.
Willian made a late return to fitnees for game two which saw Kenedy dropped from the squad entirely.

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.”

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“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.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 17: Kenedy of Chelsea takes a throw in during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on January 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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