Exclusive: Campbell claims Everton should allow Kenny to leave this month
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Kevin Campbell believes that it would be the best move for everybody if Everton let Jonjoe Kenny leave Goodison Park this month.
Kenny only has 77 Premier League minutes to his name this season and after impressing while on loan last term he has found his opportunities limited.
Campbell believes that it hasn’t quite gone right for Kenny at Everton and claimed that he should leave in January.
Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell said, “He’s come through and he’s had one of the bargains of the century ahead of him in Seamus Coleman.
“It’s very difficult to unsettle him out of that position. Then he went on loan and done pretty well at Schalke.
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“He’s come back and obviously, he’s itching because he played regularly in Germany and he’s not playing so regularly now. I think it would be the best move for everybody.”
Kenny, 23, made 31 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke last season as he got his first real taste of regular top-flight football.
He may have perhaps expected more game time this season as a result of his experience abroad but that hasn’t been the case.
Unfortunately for Kenny, Coleman is still the preferred right back at Goodison and when the veteran has been sidelined, others have replaced him.
Ben Godfrey and Alex Iwobi have both stood in for the experienced defender which doesn’t look good for Kenny as neither of these players are natural right-backs.
He also hasn’t impressed on the one chance he had to convince Carlo Ancelotti that he was worth keeping around.
Kenny started in the 2-1 loss to Newcastle and, according to Wyscout, he only won 33% of his total duels on the day.
This simply isn’t good enough for a defender so it no surprise that he may be allowed to leave this month.
In other Everton news, Andy Burnham has sent a message about the Blues’ title chances this season