This comes after Kennedy made an appearance on a recent edition of NUFC Matters with Steve Wraith, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Steve Bruce’s side.
During the video, which was streamed live on YouTube, a question came through asking Kennedy if the club could potentially look to offload the Brazilian striker during the current summer transfer window.
In response, Kennedy had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I don’t think [so]. It’s not something I’d heard, not at all.
“I think Joelinton’s a part of the squad and I think he added some value to the squad towards the back-end of last season.
“I think that’s been reflected in the mindset of the coaching staff as well.”
Newcastle signed Joelinton back in the 2019 summer transfer window from German club Hoffenheim for a fee of £40 million.
Since then, the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £15.3 million, has made 80 appearances for the Toon across all competitions in which he has managed to score 10 goals and provide seven assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Liam Kennedy’s comments on Joelinton and his future at Newcastle…
While Joelinton may not have racked up an impressive amount of goals or assists for Newcastle last season, the fact that he still managed to end the campaign with six goals and three assists to his name in 36 appearances across all competitions, whilst playing in a number of different attacking positions along the way, it’s easy to see why Kennedy thinks that the coaching staff at the club value Joelinton and that there is currently no indication of him leaving this summer.
Should Newcastle get rid of Joelinton this summer?
In our view, if Joelinton is going to stay at St. James’ Park for next season, then he should be aiming to become a more regular goalscorer for the Toon and if he doesn’t, then there needs to be questions asked about his place at the club moving forward.