The Brazi Under-20 international joined Chelsea from Fluminense this summer along with Nathan. He was originally planned to go on loan but impressed Mourinho so much in the pre-season encounter against Barcelona that the Chelsea boss ended up keeping him in the first-team squad for this season.
The 19-year-old forward insists he’ll give everything when he plays for the Blues. Kenedy said:
It’s a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to play for a top club like this one.
What excited me the most about being a Chelsea player is that there are many top Brazilian players that have played or are playing here.
Oscar, Willian, Ramires… I used to play as these guys on my PlayStation and now I’m alongside them! That is very exciting for me.
It’s a big help because they are constantly talking to me on a daily basis and helping me out with everything.The way they have received me here will help me to develop.
I am a typical Brazilian player. I like to go forward and attack but I also do a lot for the team. I put a lot of effort in and always do my best.
Kenedy is no short of confidence and that ‘fearlessness’ is what you need in a young player to make his mark and break into the first team. He will certainly be a player to watch out for this season.