The January transfer window this season is still days away from shutting and has proved to be a thrilling window so far. With numerous players switching clubs, and leagues, new partnerships will soon be forged.
A number of players have already moved in and out and between clubs in the Premier League in the window, and a few more are expected to take place in the next few days. With just a few days to go, the intensity of the window could heat up as teams look to bolster their squads for the rest of the season and beyond.
Here, we take a look at 5 of the best Premier League loan deals struck during the January transfer window:
Two days ago, Newcastle United completed the signing of Kenedy on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season and the 21-year-old versatile player could make his Magpies bow against Burnley at St. James’ Park next week.
Kenedy moved to Chelsea from Fluminense, in Brazil, in 2015 and made 20 appearances in his first season in English football. However, he was not able to cement in a place in the Chelsea first-team and spent time on loan at Watford last season.
A versatile player, Benitez was full of praise for Kenedy and his insight, composure and temperament. Touted as a top player by many pundits and managers, the Brazilian player could add some tenacity to this Newcastle side going forward and gives Benitez many options to shuffle and change positions with a few players.
Traditionally left-footed with bags and bags of energy, the Brazilian youngster Kenedy will have an immediate impact as a Toon and give the club a much-needed lift for the second half of the season.