The Finch Farm academy product has been surplus to Carlo Ancelotti's requirements since failing to impress the Italian when handed opportunities earlier in the campaign and has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move to Turf Moor or back to the Bundesliga.
Kenny spent last season on loan at Schalke where he impressed but not enough for them to sign him on a permanent basis amid the financial constraints that have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After Everton apparently failed to agree a deal with Burnley, Celtic have moved to replace Jeremie Frimpong with Kenny after the former moved to Bayer Leverkusen.
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1 Posted 31/01/2021 at 20:25:42
Jonjoe Kenny reported that it's a done deal signing until the end of the season loan deal for his “boyhood team”, Celtic.
Wouldn't it be great if he signed and then announced to the world his “boyhood team” is Everton but up North he follows Rangers?
2 Posted 31/01/2021 at 20:40:48
For me, he needs to take control of his destiny and. Get playing football regularly as being a bit-part player at any football club, cant be good for the player's development.
If Everton can get a few bob for him, even better.
3 Posted 31/01/2021 at 21:10:14
4 Posted 31/01/2021 at 21:11:38
5 Posted 31/01/2021 at 21:13:09
6 Posted 31/01/2021 at 21:49:34
7 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:01:16
8 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:02:01
9 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:04:51
10 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:05:18
11 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:11:57
I dont think his future is with us, which Im sorry about as Ive watched him from an early age and I love his attitude. I would very much like to be proved wrong.
Whatever he does, wherever he goes, I think hell make a decent living from the game and he will give more effort than quite a few who played for us at Goodison on Saturday.
12 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:12:22
When are they going to tell us about Edouard coming to Everton?? Come on why wait ..
13 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:12:54
24 hours to go in this window, will we pull something out of the bag?
14 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:13:34
Ordinarily, I expect the likes of Cenk Tosun(the leader of flops, Bernard, Gomes, Gbabim( injury prone) etc to move on.
I wonder if Isco is still on our radar and the likes.
15 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:13:42
A great club.
16 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:15:30
17 Posted 31/01/2021 at 22:52:05
If Bernard goes too, and Gordon gets loaned, we won't even have any attackers left for the bench, let alone as legitimate cover for injuries. I'm almost fascinated at this point.
18 Posted 31/01/2021 at 23:26:50
I see Gray's gone to Bayer Leverkusen. Might we be signing Leon Bailey tomorrow?!? We have to bring at least one player in with three players going from our bench in Kenny, Tosun and Bernard.
19 Posted 31/01/2021 at 23:35:04
20 Posted 01/02/2021 at 00:15:20
As I see it, the ones who have been mentioned aren't coming here. Zirkzee was an exciting hope. Edouard would have been a deal maker for me while we were talking to Celtic, but it does not seem to have happened. Dzeko could do a job and is available on loan but he is on very silly money. King can't score in the 2nd division.
I am hoping for a Fellaini-size surprise tomorrow. I won't hold my breath.
21 Posted 01/02/2021 at 01:43:07
Hope he excels and has great success. Brilliant Club. Brilliant fans, second-best fans in the world most likely.
Just don't sing that song, Jonjoe.
22 Posted 01/02/2021 at 02:45:49
Then I lived away from home and often ended up in opponents end for finals when getting tickets but always seemed to be accompanied by Celtic fans.
23 Posted 01/02/2021 at 02:52:34
24 Posted 01/02/2021 at 04:17:03
We deffo need a couple coming in surely. I know your names not etc etc.
25 Posted 01/02/2021 at 04:41:07
Disaster for EFC, no backup forward... no chance of top 6.
26 Posted 01/02/2021 at 08:18:21
I think the religious aspect has slowly changed, but a kid from the north end of Liverpool with a name like Jonjoe, would definitely be a catholic, and although Im made up for the lad and his family, Im also gutted that Jonjoe wont get to play under a jam-packed Parkhead, which would be an amazing experience all on its own.
27 Posted 01/02/2021 at 08:22:47
28 Posted 01/02/2021 at 08:26:54
What next? — 3 goalkeepers on the bench???
29 Posted 01/02/2021 at 09:57:06
Jonjoe a local lad been with Everton since a very young lad, gives his all, loves the club as much as any of us. He will give 100% for Celtic. I hope he does well there, good luck lad,
30 Posted 01/02/2021 at 10:25:54
I think the Gordon loan is dependent on whether or not Bernard moves. If he does, Anthony stays and gets game time with us.
31 Posted 01/02/2021 at 14:13:05
32 Posted 01/02/2021 at 15:20:20
33 Posted 01/02/2021 at 15:41:41
He also helped Oxford to win promotion, and was also in the running to be voted the best newcomer in the Bundesliga last season Carl, which shows to me that Jonjoe has got a great attitude to go along with his winning mentality. He's been used once in the Premier League this season, away to Newcastle, in a game that Ancelloti played without wingers, and in a game where every single Everton player struggled to get going.
We will see how he goes anyway, and if he's going to improve, this will only happen now he starts playing regular competitive football every week.
34 Posted 01/02/2021 at 15:42:08
35 Posted 01/02/2021 at 15:52:50
36 Posted 01/02/2021 at 16:51:55
I don't think it's a great move for him though. Celtic gave up the ghost weeks ago, the team is a shambles and the Scottish Premiership is a dead rubber. I feel he needs more of a challenge if he is to kick on.
37 Posted 01/02/2021 at 17:25:32
The tragedy of Scottish football is that the Old Firm appear to take it in turns to be a shambles. I remember in the Fergus McCann era watching Charlie Nicholas, one of my favourite players, play against Hearts. Can't remember whether Brady or Macari was coach, but the atmosphere was incredible.
The day the Scottish Premier League is ever decided on the last day will herald the beginning of Scotland's world cup winning campaign!!!
38 Posted 01/02/2021 at 17:37:44
39 Posted 01/02/2021 at 17:38:44
Probably our best right footed crosser of the ball from open play and I'm surprised he hasn't been given more opportunities to supply DCL.
Downside is he's not a defender or an attacking fullback to oust Holgate, Godfrey or Coleman. Lacks the pace and positional sense to be our answer but good back up.
40 Posted 01/02/2021 at 17:47:20
Then Rangers getting ( rightly) punished allowing Celts a clear field, up till now.
41 Posted 01/02/2021 at 18:11:09
However, Jonjoe wasn't close for Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year. The top 3 were Davies, Haaland and Wirtz.
42 Posted 01/02/2021 at 18:29:17
43 Posted 01/02/2021 at 18:43:05
There cheeky those sweatys Jamie, (sweaty sock = Jock) because “we cannae understand yer pal” is probably the first thing theyll say to Jonjoe!
44 Posted 01/02/2021 at 18:44:26
45 Posted 01/02/2021 at 18:46:04
46 Posted 01/02/2021 at 18:47:06
47 Posted 01/02/2021 at 20:20:42
48 Posted 01/02/2021 at 20:47:41
Celtic just sold their RB but their form has fallen off a cliff and the manager must be for the boot anytime soon - awful decision.
Burnley would have been great for him - RB is their weakest defensive position and he could have had a great opportunity there - Dyche clearly knows what he's doing with defenders.
Disappointed for the lad that we didn't let him go if £9m was offered!
49 Posted 01/02/2021 at 21:08:11
I'm gritting my teeth here as I continue to hear the media talking about Brighton signing Caicedo. I think we really missed one. I've seen the kid play, and he impressed me greatly.
50 Posted 01/02/2021 at 21:20:52
Maybe Gbamin is the reason Everton never went for Caicedo, Mike? But Ive just read Graham Potter, saying that although its a gamble, these are the types of signings and players, that Brighton have maybe got to start taking chances on.
51 Posted 01/02/2021 at 23:21:22
52 Posted 03/02/2021 at 11:42:54
The Celtic fans also took a shine to him as these comments show:
Good for Jonjoe.
53 Posted 03/02/2021 at 11:47:58
54 Posted 03/02/2021 at 11:50:02
Dunno what happened there. This has happened before.
I included two different links, but neither both appeared and the one that did doesn't work.
Gremlins in TW Towers.
I'll try again, then leave it to the eds to sort out if it fails again.
55 Posted 03/02/2021 at 11:54:55
Good for JJK.
He's a good lad. A good pro. He will have a long career in football, regardless of who it is with.
56 Posted 03/02/2021 at 12:18:07
57 Posted 03/02/2021 at 12:25:20
It's a win-win for all.
There has been a great deal of ridiculing of the academy production line on these pages. Of individual players. Of the loan system.
Surely it is a positive to read reports as linked about one of our loanees? They play, they improve, the club benefits either way by getting a player back better prepared for PL football, or as a more saleable asset.
Good for the player. Good for the club.
58 Posted 03/02/2021 at 13:02:45
59 Posted 03/02/2021 at 13:32:35
60 Posted 03/02/2021 at 17:00:08
61 Posted 03/02/2021 at 17:13:06
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