A group of Chelsea supporters on social media couldn’t work out why Kenedy’s contract had been extended by another year.
It was confirmed yesterday the Brazilian had earned a 12-month extension, despite being loaned out to Flamengo for the season.
Kenedy is yet to rack up 30 games for the Blues in over half a decade at the club.
His last Chelsea appearance arrived in January 2018 against Norwich City in an FA Cup third-round replay.
Chelsea v Norwich City – The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay
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Since then, the 25-year-old has played for Newcastle United, Getafe, Granada, with Flamengo the latest to host his presence.
But still the Blues continue to award him a fresh deal, to the utter dismay of most Blues fans?
They believed Kenedy should be released from his shackles completely and be sold, rather than stringing out his limp Chelsea career.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
Stop extending these contracts and let them go!!! Cut our loses 🤬 https://t.co/jXzdCag9JS
— SP🇨🇩 (@pierce_bokombe) August 18, 2021
— 🐊Drew🐊CFE…GodSpeed⭐️⭐️ (@RussianGodson) August 18, 2021
get rid of the deadwood just sell them already. What’s the point of delaying the inevitable
— ᴇᴅ 🇲🇽 (@CFC__Ed) August 18, 2021
— Chelsea prynx⭐⭐ (@prynx_chelsea) August 18, 2021
Sell him 🤬
— CFC_Håland 🇮🇹🇦🇷🐏| Follow For Follow | (@ron4106x) August 18, 2021
I just don’t understand this stuff, we have so much deadwood at the club there’s no point to keep them loaned out just sell and cut the losses. https://t.co/LsZAgA9D4T
— jax ⭐️⭐️ (@carefreejax) August 18, 2021
Why are they extending the contracts of deadwood instead of letting them go https://t.co/bGxJykyhcx
— ADR (@ADR55490411) August 18, 2021
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Ken-eeded a transfer
Few believed that Kenedy was going to infringe on Thomas Tuchel’s squad this campaign.
Many, including us, felt a move away from Stamford Bridge was going to be the only viable option this summer.
He did enjoy a prosperous term with Granada in 2020/21, playing 44 times, scoring eight goals and providing six assists across all competitions.
However, with opportunities already scarce back at Chelsea due to the enormity of returning loan players for pre-season, Kenedy is wise to seek footballing refuge with Flamengo.