The Brazilian still wants to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and is hoping to enjoy a positive season at St James' Park
Newcastle’s on-loan Chelsea forward Kenedy sees his future away from St James’s Park and back at Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian is beginning his second stint with Rafa Benitez’s side having spent the latter half of the 2017-18 season on Tyneside, with an option for the deal to be made permanent.
But the former Fluminense player – who joined the Blues in 2015 – is hoping to make a return to his parent club when the current deal expires, and has set his sights on breaking into Chelsea’s first team under new boss Maurizio Sarri.
“It is not that I didn’t succeed at Chelsea,” said Kenedy to UOL Esporte of the club where he made just 27 appearances before being loaned out.
“I arrived at 19, very young. It was good to be loaned to get more playing time; better than staying at Chelsea and not playing.
“I hope this year I can make a good season for Newcastle and go back to Chelsea to continue.
“I have a dream to return and to be a champion for the club.”
Kenedy was a key figure in Newcastle’s Premier League survival last season, scoring twice in 13 league appearances and helping them to climb the table to safety after joining during the January transfer window.
However, he has failed to replicate that form going into the new season, missing an injury-time penalty as Newcastle drew at newly-promoted Cardiff and struggling to make an impact in the three Premier League games he has started for Benitez’s side as they look to consolidate in the top flight.
“Just being in the Premier League is already a great achievement,” he said. “A lot of people come and can’t play.
“For me, it’s been very good. My dream is to win a major title.”
Kenedy’s impact at Chelsea has been limited, registering a single Premier League goal in a 2-1 win over Norwich in March 2016.
In July 2017, he was disciplined internally by Chelsea after posting a video that the club deemed to have been ‘distasteful’ on a pre-season tour of China. A mooted loan deal to Newcastle collapsed shortly afterwards.