A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the report claiming Toffees full-back Jonjoe Kenny is likely to be part of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad next season.
The Goodison Park academy graduate spent last season on loan at Bundesliga side 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,” 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.”
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Schalke had the offer of a second loan move turned down by Everton, with S04 head of sports Jochen Schneider saying the Blues “had other plans”.
The same outlet claims that Kenny is attracting interest from rival clubs, who have been in contact with the Blues.
However, Ancelotti reportedly expects that the 23-year-old – who has made 40 competitive appearances for Everton – will battle it out with Seamus Coleman at right-back.
It has also been claimed that Everton have not ruled out selling Kenny if a club is prepared to meet their valuation but it remains likely, at this stage, that Kenny will stay at Goodison Park.
Here is what some Everton fans have made of the report, with the overall consensus along the lines of giving him a chance in the first team, though some would prefer selling him:
I say give him a chance
— Kev Pierce (@IsleOfWightEFC) August 11, 2020
Give him a shot,buy a new midfield
— BlueOrder (@YerrysBlue) August 12, 2020
Keep him. Home grown, great right back.
— Phil (@Phil46502871) August 12, 2020
Not sure about Coleman, get Kenny back from his loan and give him a go
— Shaun Rice (@CaptainRicey) August 12, 2020
I think it’s more saying that every player has a price, but we’re planning with him as part of the first team squad.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) August 12, 2020
— just call me paul (@paulEfC1975) August 12, 2020
Sell him I sign another RB
— TheBlues (@gflan02) August 12, 2020