Former Newcastle United loan star ends Premier League nightmare by completing Spain switch

The winger has spent time on loan at a number of clubs but has finally agreed to leave the Premier League on a permanent basis.

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Former Newcastle United loan star Kenedy has finally ended his seven-year association with Chelsea by agreeing to join Spanish club Real Valladolid.

The Brazilian winger has two contrasting temporary spells at St James Park after initially joining the Magpies for the second half of the 2018/19 season.

Several eye-catching performances under then-United manager Rafa Benitez helped the Magpies preserve their Premier League status.

Kenedy returned to Tyneside for the following season but failed the hit the heights and returned to Chelsea at the end of the campaign.

Further loan moves away from Stamford Bridge were secured over the following years as the former Brazil Under-23 star spent time with Getafe, Granada and Flamengo.

However, he has now agreed to make a permanent switch after putting pen-to-paper on a five-year deal with Real Valladolid.

He told the club website: “I came to play and have a great season. I was very well received by all the players. I am very happy to be here and I intend to do my best.

“There is a very good atmosphere. There is a different heat with the players and the staff. I have also been well received by the coach. I was happy and gave me confidence.”

Kenedy could make his Valladolid debut when his new side host Almeria at their Jose Zorrilla Stadium on Monday night.

They head into the game looking for their first win of the season after taking just one point from a home meeting with Villarreal and away days at Sevilla and Barcelona.