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Everton: Jonjoe Kenny could leave in January

Everton: Jonjoe Kenny could leave in January -Everton News

Everton could look to find Jonjoe Kenny a new club in the January transfer window, according to The Liverpool Echo

The lowdown

Kenny started both of Everton’s Carabao Cup ties – the 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town and the penalty shoot-out defeat at Queen’s Park Rangers – but has featured for just 10 minutes in the Premier League this season.

Benitez has been more inclined to use Ben Godfrey, a predominant centre-half, in the right-back position when Seamus Coleman has been unavailable.

Kenny’s £15,000-per-week contract expires in the summer, and the former Celtic and Schalke loanee has seen his estimated market value fall to £5.22m.

The latest

The Liverpool Echo journalist Adam Jones wrote that the January window can be a good opportunity to offload players who are entering the final months of their deals. Kenny is in that position, with his long-term Everton future ‘seriously under doubt’.

While the 24-year-old does ‘provide useful back-up at right-back’, according to the report, he seems to be out of favour with Rafael Benitez at this moment in time.

The verdict

It’s pretty damning that Benitez has favoured Godfrey in an unnatural position over Kenny, and it suggests that the latter should be packing his bags.

If he remains at Everton, his only real opportunities to play first team football in 2021/22 could come in the FA Cup, barring a major injury crisis in defence.

Having been labelled ‘unbelievable’ by former Toffees team-mate Aaron Lennon when he first broke into the senior team, Kenny’s failure to hold down a regular first team place since the 2017/18 season suggests that he hasn’t been able to kick on under a succession of managers at Goodison Park, so it would be no great surprise if he does cut his ties with Everton altogether for the betterment of his career.

In other news, many Everton fans fumed over this Lucas Digne revelation

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