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Jonjoe Kenny moving to Schalke could hand Mason Holgate an Everton lifeline

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Jonjoe Kenny moving to Schalke could hand Mason Holgate an Everton lifeline

The versatile performer went on loan to West Brom for the second half of last season.

It looks like being a busy transfer window for Everton this summer. Marco Silva will be aiming to improve on the eighth-place position of 2018/19.

The Portuguese boss will surely look to add to his ranks during the window, whilst some players may leave in the opposite direction.

England Under-21 defender Jonjoe Kenny looks like being one of the first casualties of Silva’s squad rebuilding process.

The youngster is set to join Bundesliga outfit Schalke on a season-long loan, according to German outlet Bild.

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Kenny was Seamus Coleman’s deputy last season, playing 12 games for the first-team.

A chance to play more frequent football will be ideal though and the temporary stint away from Goodison Park should do him the world of good.

As the Everton door briefly closes on Kenny, an opinion could arise for fellow youngster Mason Holgate.

 

The 25k-a-week performer (Spotrac) does boast 48 Premier League appearances to his name for the Everton first-team but found himself out on loan last season.

He joined West Brom in January and played 23 times for the Baggies as they reached the Championship play-offs.

His form at right-back was largely impressive in the West Midlands. Capable at both ends of the pitch, Holgate’s form must have pleased Silva who would have been keeping a close eye on his progress.

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With Kenny departing and Coleman firmly the number one right-back, Silva should save some of his budget and trust the former Barnsley youngster as an understudy.

The beauty of Holgate is his versatility. On the basis that he can operate at centre-back or right-back, he’d be a fantastic addition to Everton’s matchday squad.

Silva must be savvy this summer with regards to Holgate’s next step.

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