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Kenny linked with Burnley switch

| Thursday, 14 January 2021 22comments  |  Jump to last
Jonjoe Kenny could leave Everton this month with Burnley reportedly interested in signing the full-back.

The Liverpool Echo report that no talks have taken place between the two clubs but that the Lancashire club have registered their interest in a player who appears to be surplus to requirements in Carlo Ancelotti's squad.

Kenny's former club, Schalke, have also been credited with ongoing interest in taking him back to Germany, this time on a permanent basis.

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Tony Everan
1 Posted 14/01/2021 at 19:22:33
It’s good news that Schalke are interested too, it means that we will get a fairer fee for him. Sportrac have him earning 15k a week so massive wages are not going to be an issue for the buying club. Anyone know how much we are asking for him?
Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 14/01/2021 at 19:30:06
We won’t get as much as Liverpool get for some of their young players with about a tenth of Jonjoe’s experience would be my guess Tony, although he’s also into the last 18 months of his contract, so probably an undisclosed fee!
Richard Mason
3 Posted 14/01/2021 at 20:08:32
I believe there was fees in the region of 7 million quoted for him.
Clive Rogers
4 Posted 14/01/2021 at 20:25:48
Burnley would be a good fit for Jonjo. Good luck to him.
Dave Abrahams
5 Posted 14/01/2021 at 20:35:16
Richard (3), Burnley are said to be interested but, as yet, put any bid in for him.

On the web about transfer relative cost, Jonjo has gone down from £12M to just under £7M, mostly because he hasn’t been getting much game time since he came back from Germany. I hope he stays with us but wish him well for the future and a long successful career in football.

John Davies
6 Posted 14/01/2021 at 22:01:15
I hope the lad gets a move away. He's – unfortunately – not good enough but should be wished all the best in any future career.
Alun Jones
7 Posted 15/01/2021 at 01:46:34
Definitely a good move for both Everton and Kenny if it happens, he is not good enough to be part of Everton if we are going to be challenging at the top end of the league. I wish him all the best, however; he always gave his best in a blue shirt.
Paul Kernot
8 Posted 15/01/2021 at 02:09:02
On a slightly different but parallel subject, I reckon the only reason Tosun has been getting sub appearances recently is due to the fact that we want to prove he's back fit and ready to do a job for Palace or whoever, ie, putting him in the shop window.
Alan J Thompson
9 Posted 15/01/2021 at 03:30:16
Wasn't he one of our U-20's (?) World Cup winning players and would a move for him mean that most of those Everton players involved in that tournament have now left the club?
Kenny Smith
10 Posted 15/01/2021 at 09:50:34
A permanent move away would suit both club and player. It's a shame for him Moyes isn't still here because he'd be nailed on to start for years to come. We have moved forward though and he's too limited and one-dimensional for us now. Good luck to him though wherever he ends up. Seems like a nice lad and a decent pro.
Martin Reppion
11 Posted 15/01/2021 at 10:01:02
Alan, we still have Calvert-Lewin who has clearly 'trained on' since then. Dowell isn't ripping up trees anywhere and Lookman is still the mercurial talent we knew, but hasn't consistently hit the heights we would have hoped for. I'd forgotten about Callum Connolly who was never anywhere near the first team.

looking at the other members of that squad, Lewis Cook, Maitland-Niles and maybe Kyle Walker-Peters have been regular performers and Dean Henderson who was reserve keeper. Others have also yet to establish themselves at the level they were playing at the time.

This is a normal progression of young players who develop at different rates. For every Wayne Rooney there are countless James Vaughans.

Kevin Molloy
12 Posted 15/01/2021 at 10:02:21
Just got a feeling we're going to regret this. Dyche is no mug, and I suspect he's got another gear we haven't seen yet.
Martin Mason
13 Posted 15/01/2021 at 10:15:34
Jonjoe Kenny is a perfect squad player for the club and ideally would be retained. Perhaps he wants away himself to get game time? He is not a bad player at all. I trust the decisions that the club makes now that it has professionals in charge.
George McKane
14 Posted 15/01/2021 at 11:01:25
Morning all, cold day but I hope we are all safe and warm.

I do not normally comment on individual players but, Kevin and Martin, I am not as sure as you that Kenny has another gear. If he has, he has rarely shown it and my question would be Why?

I watch the Bundesliga Highlight's show, have done for about 10 years or so, he didn't show anything special at Schalke, but I agree he may well do well somewhere else.

I personally do not think we need him as a squad player with what we have at the club. My best wishes to him for the future.

But, more importantly, best wishes to you, Kevin and Martin in these difficult times, stay safe and well.

Alan J Thompson
15 Posted 15/01/2021 at 11:20:16
Martin (#11): Many thanks, I wasn't sure exactly how many it was or if Calvert-Lewin was with us at the time or if these tournaments are anything more than FIFA trying to outdo the Champions League.
Danny O’Neill
16 Posted 15/01/2021 at 14:47:31
I followed Jonjoe Kenny at Schalke with some interest last season, hoping to see something we had been waiting for.

He done okay but nothing out of the ordinary. Good first half of the season, but that was in line with Schalke's overall season.

Saw him against Leipzig when I went over in February and he had a torrid time in a 5-1 defeat. Got a roasting off the central defenders for a couple of the goals as well; one in particular, he got schooled. In fairness, that was / is a very good Leipzig team (can I make my Marcel Sabitzer shout again??!).

Also, he was playing as a wingback rather than full-back in that particular match so got exposed a few times. Interestingly, the supporters there seemed to warm to him from what I saw and heard.

Great attitude and always works hard. Maybe that will endear him to Dyche. Whatever way this goes, I wish him well in his career.

Fran Mitchell
17 Posted 15/01/2021 at 16:06:02
Clearly no future with us, so hopefully a good move for him. Hopefully we have identified a long-term right-back to replace Coleman.
Martin Reppion
18 Posted 15/01/2021 at 16:42:11
I have always thought Kenny would have a good footi career but not seen him do enough either for us or when on loan to think he is another Gary Stephens, Seamus Coleman or even Tony Hibbert.
At his age its time to go and see how far he can get with regular games.
We still have 2 right backs in Seamus and Holgate that look to be better equipped for now. We will need to bring in someone, either another lad through the youth structure or a signing. But it doesn't need to be in this window.
His departure, and I'm sure we will wish him all the best, frees up a space in the squad for a player we need. And probably, in case it's needed, a locker at Finch Farm.
Derek Knox
19 Posted 16/01/2021 at 08:14:52
Have to agree with George @ 14, I too watch most of our youngsters progress wherever possible, and while there is always a sense of wanting local lads to do well, it doesn't always work out that way. I think because we 'produced Wayne Rooney' it is expected to be repeated with most promising youngsters. Rooney was one in a million, and I doubt whether we will see anyone come close to what he achieved, starting with us.

I have watched Jonjoe when he was in Germany via various sources, and he did well but, I feel that he has not gone on to the next level. I know he hasn't had many chances to show it, but when he has, hasn't looked to be anything other than a good journeyman. Hypothetical I know, but if Farhad Moshiri had been with us when Wayne was emerging, I wonder if things would have turned out a lot differently, and he may have stayed with us... Hmm!

Ajay Gopal
20 Posted 16/01/2021 at 13:35:49
Carlo doesn't seem to rate him, and I guess his chance disappeared when he himself got injured during our right-back crisis that saw Coleman and Holgate unavailable, and Carlo had to make do with Godfrey for a couple of games. He did start against Newcastle with Nkounkou on the other wing, but both of them failed to impress.

Best for all parties if he moves on - he seems like a decent lad and he has a few goals in him. He was part of the decimated back 4 that Unsworth was forced to cobble together for the few games he was in charge. The back 4 was:

Jonjoe Kenny, Ashley Williams, Mason Holgate, Cuco Martina

Those were grim days.

Lee Courtliff
21 Posted 17/01/2021 at 09:16:48
Burnley's two right backs are not very good, my mates call them rotten (I'm from Burnley).

JJK would walk into the team there and Dyche is good defensively. Burnley play without the ball so everyone is back in numbers most of the time.

I can see JKK having a good career there.

Ian Bennett
22 Posted 31/01/2021 at 20:12:18
Kenny to Celtic on loan (per the Mail) is done.

Tosun to Beskitas is about to happen.

Bolasie done.

Bernard near done.

Lössl near done.

Surely we will someone come in?

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