'Good move for him' - Exclusive: Campbell backs Kenny to succeed should he leave Everton
We’re delighted to welcome former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as our exclusive columnist. Each week the former Toffees captain will be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Goodison Park…
Kevin Campbell believes that a permanent move to Burnley would be good for Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny.
Earlier this week, Football Insider reported that Burnley were in advanced talks with the Blues over a permanent move for the young defender.
Campbell isn’t surprised that Kenny hasn’t quite kicked on at Goodison Park but he suggested that this isn’t the 23-year-old’s fault.
Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell said, “I’m not surprised.
“When you look at who’s been in, they’ve been very consistent. It is always difficult for a homegrown player to break in if the players already there are doing so well.
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“He’s had a loan spell and come back but that means that he has to play football now. Kenny needs football and Burnley would be a good move for him.”
Kenny spent last season on loan at Schalke and made 31 Bundesliga appearances for the German side as it was expected that he may be given a chance in the Everton first team this season.
Chances did come, especially away at Newcastle, as he filled in for the injured Seamus Coleman but Kenny didn’t impress and was hooked in the second half as the Magpies won 2-1.
It now looks as if his time on Merseyside may be coming to an end with the transfer deadline drawing ever closer.
Burnley would probably offer Kenny the chance to play first-team football on a regular basis and this is something that he desperately needs.
We simply have better options at right-back now and Kenny can’t afford to just sit on the bench.
It is a shame that his Everton career hasn’t quite worked out but every Evertonian will wish him well.
In other Everton news, we believe that Andre Gomes needs to be offering more to the team.