Everton right-back Jonjoe Kenny is reportedly open to leaving Goodison Park in search of first-team football, according to Lancashire Live.
The Toffees academy graduate – who spent last season on loan at Schalke – is believed to be on Burnley’s radar.
And on social media, some fans – of Burnley, Everton and Schalke – discussed whether Kenny would be a good shout for Sean Dyche’s side.
Burnley are in need of reinforcements at right-back with both Phil Bardsley and Matt Lowton out of contract in the summer.
The Lancs Live report says the Clarets have not made an offer for Kenny, but he said to be a target, and in turn the 23-year-old is ready to make the next step in his career.
Kenny has struggled to break into Carlo Ancelotti’s side this term, making just seven appearances in all competitions.
Last season he was thoroughly impressive at Schalke, making 34 appearances in all competitions including 31 in the league.
“I can tell you what, he is already close to becoming a fan favourite here in our stadium,” former Schalke boss David Wagner told i News last September.
“He has done an amazing job so far and scored a wonderful goal against [Hertha] Berlin. He is, for sure, one of the best signings which we have made this summer.”
It’s a shame that Kenny hasn’t got many minutes at Everton this term, especially given how well he did at Schalke last season, and if given the chance he ought to move on for his career’s sake.
Burnley, a Premier League team with a hard-working and respected manager, could be a good shout – but what have fans made of the speculation?
Not an Everton fan but I know when he was at Schalke he was their standout player and Schalke were looking to sign him on a permo but they didn’t have the funds to afford him. Should be a decent signing if u manage to get him
— josh backhouse (@backhouse_josh) January 13, 2021
What r u on. He was out best player at Schalke laSt season 😂
— TheGoldthorpeTyke (@ciaran05321096) January 13, 2021
At the current rb situation he’s a good choice with bards getting on and him and lowton contracts near expire he’s not a bad option
— Kian Corbett (@KianDean2001) January 13, 2021
As a watcher of Schalke when he was there, the guy was class, mainly going forward though. Average defender I’d say he’s better than Bardsley though, but with the ball he runs well with it and is physically quite strong.
Doesn’t have a bad pass on him and can bang one too bins.
— Nathan Oates (@nthnl04) January 13, 2021
He’s a player with undoubted quality going forward (2G + 3A last season for Schalke). His MAIN issue for me is that he struggles to stay in a defensive line and has been caught out multiple times in keeping the opposition onside.
— Cai. (@CaiStatsFTBL) January 13, 2021
We had him for a year as a loan at schalke… He started very well, one of the best RBs for ~half a year, then sadly fell of (like the rest of our team/club in general) …but he always gave 100% for the club, every game – Made him a little bit of a fan favourite
— Jens B. (@ElPotenso) January 13, 2021
I’ve always rated him. Does the basics right and plays with passion. Can be a bit naive but I’m sure Dyche will make him a bit more streetwise. Overall a very reliable player, will be a good fit at Burnley.
— Louis Parr (@LParr01) January 13, 2021
Whether he’s a world beater or not, he’s an upgrade on Lowton & Bards plus young, so every Burnley fan should be a yes
— Ryan Murton (@ryan_murton) January 13, 2021
I’m not going to say he is going to do bits (I hope he does). But he’s a perfect fit for Burnley
— Marcelo (@Marxelox10) January 13, 2021