Everton manager Marco Silva is expected to green light the temporary exit of full back Jonjoe Kenny this summer with talks scheduled for this week over his future, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper claim on their live transfer blog (14/05, 15:39) that the Portuguese boss believes the best option for the fringe ace, who has made nine Premier League appearances for the club this season, is to head out on loan and that they will discuss this with the player imminently.
Silva has previously spoke about how difficult the competition and talent of Seamus Coleman makes breaking into the first team for the Liverpool born defender and it is reported that a short term departure is likely to be on the cards.
Coleman is a top quality talent but Kenny has been a more than decent backup option for Silva, so unless there is going to be a new player brought in to help cover the right flank it seems strange Everton would want him out on loan. The Republic of Ireland international has suffered a number of injuries during his career, some more serious than others, and just having Kenny on board would give Silva some piece of mind in case the worst did happen. Of course a lack of first team action would not help his development and that is obviously what a loan away would give the 22-year-old, but at the same time he has experience of the top flight – something a new arrival might not have if they sign someone from the lower leagues or abroad. Until they get someone on board, Silva might be wise to keep Kenny as an option – otherwise it could come to bite them when the new season kicks off after the summer.