Date: 1st February 2021 at 11:00am
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Many Celtic fans have been discussing the news linking them with a move for Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny.

Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has recently reported about Celtic’s interest in signing Kenny on loan from the Toffees. The journalist reported that talks are going on between the two clubs for the Hoops to sign the right-back on a loan deal until the end of the current campaign.

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Joseph’s tweet caught the attention of many Celtic fans, who gave their views about this piece of information.

What did Celtic fans make of these links with Kenny?

“How underwhelming.”

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“Pointless waste of money loan.”

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“Maybe see him around end of April getting on in injury time away to Hamilton replacing Barkas.”

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“Season is bust, loan signings pointless.

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BBC Sport has also stated that Neil Lennon wants Kenny to replace Jeremie Frimpong, who has joined Bayer Leverkusen on a permanent basis. Kenny has also been linked with a move to Burnley and has been a peripheral figure at Everton in the current campaign.

In the current season, the defender has made only eight appearances in all competitions and only four of those have come in the Premier League. In the 2019/20 season, Kenny had spent a loan stint at Bundesliga side Schalke.

“Ends up signing for Barca.”

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“Poor guy.”

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“We don’t believe it, the Celtic accountants will see to that”

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As things stand, Celtic have Anthony Ralston as their only senior out-and-out right-back option. Kenny can play at right-back, but he can also play further forward as well as in the centre-back role.

Christopher Jullien is currently injured, so Celtic are also short of an option in the centre-back role – meaning that Kenny could add depth in that part of the pitch, too. So this signing might make sense for the Bhoys.