Jose Mourinho has ruled out sending Kenedy on a loan. The Special One wants the Brazilian starlet to play an important role at the team. However, it may not be so easy as Chelsea will have to face the new FA regulation in order to earn a work permit for Kenedy.
In order to secure a permit on an initial application, a non-EEA player must have spent a certain percentage of time taking part in the national team matches. What is more the percentage depends on the position of the country in Fifa’s world rankings. Already those two regulations rules Kenedy out from securing a permit, as he has only represented Brazil at U-17 and U-20 level.
In the past, if the Football Association has rejected to secure player’s work permit, the club could ask for the appeal process. The main idea of the process was to ”consider whether the player is able to contribute significantly to the development of the game at the top level in the UK”.
However, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has changed the regulations in March in order to avoid subjective supporting evidence. And this may be a chance for Kenedy.
First of all the Brazilian starlet will have to face the primary review criteria:
FA definition of a Qualifying Transfer is: “All transfers to the Premier League in the previous two transfer windows in respect of players submitted on Premier League squad lists. The Qualifying Transfers value will be provided by the FA directly to the Premier League and the Football League prior to each transfer.”
After passing the first selection, Kenedy will have to meet the final criteria:
“We bought Kenedy because we believe in him. He is a young kid that we believe a lot in, hopefully,”
“We don’t want him to go out on loan. I think we have what the rules demand to get him a permit.”
“We have conditions to get him a work permit because we want him,”