Everton are expected to sanction the sale of Jonjoe Kenny this summer, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The report claimed that Carlo Ancelotti is unconvinced by the young right-back, who has spent the second half of the season on loan at Celtic
Burnley apparently ‘retain an interest’ in Kenny, who is valued at £6.3m by Transfermarkt.
Reflecting on Kenny’s Everton career
Kenny has made almost 50 appearances for Everton after coming through their academy, 35 of which have come in the Premier League.
When the defender made his breakthrough in 2018, Jamie Carragher hailed him as ‘your typical Scouse full-back – very aggressive, takes no prisoners, but he also has quality going forward’. The Sky Sports pundit added the ‘traditions of Everton are that they always have those types of players’.
Kenny’s tackling average of 2.1 per game in that season would appear to back up Carragher’s compliment about his controlled aggression.
Aarons is the right-back Everton really want
The Daily Mail claimed that the Blues want competition for an eventual right-back successor to current captain Seamus Coleman.
However, rather placing their faith in Kenny, they have their eyes on Norwich City’s Max Aarons, who could cost £30m. England international Kieran Trippier is also named as an alternative.
Transfer Tavern verdict
The fact that the Daily Mail‘s report makes no mention of interest from Celtic in a permanent transfer speaks volumes for Kenny’s future.
The 24-year-old has failed to kick on in the manner that Everton would have hoped, with some of his performances in Scotland drawing the ire of the Parkhead faithful.
He could still go on to forge a good career for himself in the lower reaches of the Premier League, but the Toffees are right to look elsewhere for their heir to Coleman, with his current backup seemingly having no future under Ancelotti.
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