By Jack Cunningham

10th Dec, 2021 | 10:05pm

Everton man Jonjoe Kenny discusses his future at Goodison Park

Everton first-team outcast Jonjoe Kenny has revealed he is frustrated with his lack of game time under Rafael Benitez this season.

Speaking to transfermarkt, the 24-year-old discussed a lot of different topics but indicated that he would love to return to the Bundesliga.

The Everton academy graduate spent a season on loan with Schalke, and it is clear that he loved it, and with his contract running out, he could look to move back to Germany.

He said: “I hate not being able to play, and it is also driving me insane not to be on the pitch right now.

“The only thing I can do right now is to give everything and keep myself at the best level.

“I push myself every day to get more playing time, and I’m ready to do anything to help my team on the pitch.

“If this is not possible at a certain point in time, then as a professional footballer, you have to be ready to take a different path for your development, in order to do what you love again: to be on the field.

“I really like the football that is played in the Bundesliga, and I am grateful to the Bundesliga for giving me a platform to show others and myself what I am capable of. I think that the way I play football fits in very well with the Bundesliga.”

Kenny to return to Germany?

During Kenny’s time in the Bundesliga, he made 31 appearances in which he scored two goals and provided three assists.

So, he was an attacking threat for Schalke, and it is easy to see why he wants to return.

Certainly, it doesn’t appear as if Benitez fancies him as he has only featured in the league for ten minutes this season.

Even when Seamus Coleman was injured, the Spaniard picked Ben Godfrey over Kenny, suggesting that Benitez isn’t keen.

Therefore, it seems as if the best thing for both parties would be for Kenny to leave either in January or at the end of the season.

Clearly, he just wants to be playing football again, and the Toffees could free up a place in the squad if they could get rid of him.

It remains to be seen if anyone comes in for Kenny, but if not, you would think the Toffees could just agree to release him and give him a better chance of finding a club.

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