Chelsea star almost joined Turkish giants last season

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He joined Chelsea in last season’s summer transfer window but back then, Kenedy came close to joining Turkish giants Fenerbahce according to a report from

Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim was outspoken and clearly frustrated when pressed about the Turkish media’s perspective of big transfer deals in quotes he delivered recently.

Speaking to Milliyet, Yildirim claimed: “Look at Manchester United, Pogba was €100 and nobody bats an eyelid.

“We wanted to sign Kenedy and were close to a deal but he went to Chelsea for €9 million. Had we signed him they were have said we threw €9 million down the bin.”

Currently on a season-long loan to Watford, the 20-year-old winger made 14 appearances in his debut season for the Blues but Antonio Conte sent him away this term amidst greater competition for places.

Only managing one cameo appearance from the bench against Burnley for Walter Mazzarri’s Hornets, Kenedy’s Vicarage Road spell has so far been blighted by injury.

Clearly frustrated that a deal for Kenedy failed to materialise, Yilidrim’s Fenerbahce have been the pacesetters in securing big money Super Lig transfers in the past.

With Robin van Persie, Simon Kjaer and Nani having joined the Sukru Saracoglu-based outfit in recent years, Kenedy was simply one that got away.

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