Kenedy completed a loan move away from Stamford Bridge on Monday – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter vented their frustration with his exit.
The Blues confirmed (official website) that the attacker has joined La Liga outfit Getafe on a season-long loan and completed a move on the Spanish deadline day.
Kenedy moved to Stamford Bridge back in 2015, but has played just 27 senior games for Chelsea and has departed for another loan spell away from West London.
The Brazilian winger has spent the last 18 months combined out on loan at St James’ Park with Newcastle United and had mixed success.
He was brilliant in the second half of the 2017/18 campaign and appeared like he was ready to make a real impact in the Premier League.
But the 23-year-old spent the whole of last season back at Newcastle for another spell and flopped massively, as he scored once in 28 games across all competitions and lost his spot in the team.
Kenedy was back with Frank Lampard’s squad this summer and looked decent in spells during pre-season, but hasn’t managed to force his way into the plans at Stamford Bridge.
The left-winger has tremendous skill and ability, but lacks the final ball and had a poor last year with Newcastle.
He’s trying his hand in Spain for the first time during the next year to try rediscover his best form and Getafe are a team that finished fifth in the Spanish top-flight last season.
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are convinced that Kenedy’s loan departure may have been a mistake and feel he could have had a role to play.
They are frustrated that the likes of Willian and Pedro have been kept as wide options in the squad, while he’s exited for another loan.
Here are some Chelsea fans responding to Kenedy’s departure:
you really let him go to keep Willian and Pedro ffs.
— Franco (@franconuteo) September 2, 2019
I don’t understand why Willian is at Chelsea and Kenedy is going out on loan?? Jx don’t get it 💁♀️
— call_me_Kodie (@KwasiKodie4) September 2, 2019
Fools. You can’t send away Super K
— iz β (@chongomwale1) September 2, 2019
Probably the only left footed winger we have is sent out on loan while barkley plays left wing 😧
— Shero (@cuteyeks) September 2, 2019
A good player, but Lamps love teens, so no space for him. It gonna be a long season.
— Karli Kelk (@KarliKelk79) September 2, 2019
I think he’s better than Willian and Barkley. Not a good move 🚶🏾♂️🚶🏾♂️🚶🏾♂️
— Daddy G.O (@xskay7699) September 2, 2019
too bad, we didnt even give him a chance in the PL, its not like we have many options to play on the RW
— Renan Araujo (@RenanAraujo559) September 2, 2019
Imagine loaning out Kenedy when Willian is at the club
— 🎥 (@CatenaccioIogy) September 2, 2019