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Chelsea loanee Kenedy does not have buying option in Granada deal — report

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Harder than it seems

Levante UD v Granada CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

In case you have not yet noticed, Chelsea loanee Kenedy has become some sort of “revelation” for Spanish outfit Granada in La Liga. Since the turn of the year he has scored three goals for the Rojiblancos, including a beautiful long-range shot reminiscent of his years playing defenders for fools at Fluminense in Brazil.

Given how close he is to the end of his Chelsea contract (which is set to expire on June 2022), it is quite possible that Granada will end up trying to maintain Kenedy in their squad as a permanent player. However they will have their work cut out for them as according to AS, his loan agreement does not include an option to buy.

To be fair, it is not customary for Chelsea to include and/or accept such clauses in our loanee’s contracts. From observing our behaviour over the years, it seems that buying options are only an option in special cases such as players who have been around for a long while and want to be out of the club, or players with good enough market value to warrant proper revenue from a sale.

Before moving to Granada, Kenedy was neither. Now that he is rising, perhaps change is on the horizon for him.