Newcastle United’s loan star Kenedy has hinted he is open to making his temporary switch from Chelsea into a permanent deal.
The Brazilian left-sided player has been a success since joining the Magpies for the second half of the season - but there is still no arrangement in place with the Blues to buy the former Fluminense man.
Speaking to UOL in South America, Kenedy said: “If it’s good for everyone, it would be a pleasure to continue wearing the shirt of this great team.
“This new phase of my career in Newcastle’s shirt makes me very happy.
“It is very difficult for a player to stay out of action injured for a long time, even more difficult to get back into the rhythm of the Premier League.”
Kenedy, though, knows he has to learn English and has been told he must do so by Rafa Benitez.
He added: “He insists that I learn to speak English.
“He acts towards me like a father and I learn a lot from him.”
Kenedy was also asked about following in the footsteps of Mirandinha (pictured), who starred for United between 1987 and 1989, and replied: “I did not get a chance to see him play but the stories I heard about him, tell me that he was a great player.
“I will fight to be another Brazilian to have the name remembered at Newcastle just as well.”