Being on loan can see a player split their loyalties between two clubs: their parent side and the team they are with on a temporary basis.
While there doesn’t seem to have been a problem with Jonjoe Kenny dealing with this while on loan with Schalke, many Everton fans are feeling that Schalke need to remember they only have the 22-year-old temporarily.
That sense of feeling comes after the German club’s tweet regarding the Everton academy graduate’s inclusion in the shortlist for Bundesliga Rookie of the Month:
— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) September 10, 2019
As indicated by his nomination, Kenny has got off to a good start in Germany, having started all three of Schalke’s league matches to date, as per WhoScored, scoring the final goal in their 3-0 victory against Hertha Berlin.
So far, he has averaged 2.3 tackles, 0.3 interceptions and 2.3 clearances per game, as well as 1 key pass and 0.7 crosses.
These are certainly encouraging signs, but Everton fans have been quick to remind Schalke that he is still a player for their club, adding that they are looking forward to seeing him come home.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the statement, including posts from proud but confused Everton fans, can be seen below:
You’re only borrowing him lads, calm down.
— Jack (@Kean4Gomes) September 10, 2019
Well done JJK – hope you do well. – but come home soon…
— . (@everton_dog) September 10, 2019
— ²¹ (@Hazo_AG21) September 10, 2019
— Milma Escalante (@MilEscal) September 10, 2019
Get there jonjoe made up he’s doing well over there
— Phil (@Philefc83) September 10, 2019
G'wed Jonj! Smashing it
— Stu Brooks (@thevoodoostu) September 10, 2019
All good but hes not "your very own" , hes a blue and always will be , doing everton proud jonjoe
— robert efc mercury (@mercury_robert) September 10, 2019
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