Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny will surely be leaving the club on loan this summer after the latest report on his future at Goodison Park.
The Liverpool Echo claims that Schalke are leading the race to sign the 22-year-old on a loan deal, after Toffees boss Marco Silva put him on a list of players available to be taken away on a temporary move.
The Echo adds that while Burnley are among the clubs interested in him, former Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner – who is now at Shalke – is keen to add Kenny to his team for next season.
If this report is true, it surely means that Kenny is off to the Bundesliga side this term. If Wagner wants to add the defender to his team and Everton are willing to allow it to happen, it is surely only a matter of time before this one happens.
What’s more, it is a wise move from Everton. Kenny only made 13 appearances for the Blues’ first team last season and he would be unlikely to beat that next season.
The Echo’s report claims that the Merseyside outfit want to bring a new right-back into their ranks this summer, which would mean – if it was not already obvious due to the fact that he has been placed on a loan list – that Kenny will be made third choice in his position.
At 22, Kenny is at the age where he needs to start getting regular first-team action, and Everton does not look like a club where he will be able to do that. A move to Schalke could benefit Kenny.
Wagner would have seen the right-back in action while he was at Huddersfield Town and, if the report is true, the German obviously likes what he sees.
So it seems like a no-brainer of a move that would definitely benefit both Everton and Schalke. The Bundesliga club get an extra player on loan, and the player would be in a much better environment to develop than he is now.