Kenedy joins La Liga side Granada on season-long loan deal

La Liga club Granada have confirmed the signing of Chelsea winger Kenedy on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old will return to Spain for another temporary spell, having spent last season at fellow La Liga side Getafe.

This is his fifth loan stint since joining the Blues in 2015 from Brazilian club Fluminese, including his 18-month spell at Newcastle United.

“The Granada CF and Chelsea FC have agreed the transfer of the player Robert Kenedy for a season until June 2021,” the official statement from Granada reads.

Although it is safe to say Kenedy is not in Frank Lampard’s plans at Chelsea, sending him on another loan could backfire in terms of his future sale value, considering he only has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.

So far, there has been no mention of any obligation or option-to-buy clause in his loan deal, which means Chelsea should not expect much in terms of transfer fee if they decide to sell him at the end of his loan spell.

The current transfer climate has not helped Chelsea to trim their squad either, having already made six additions this summer including Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.

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