Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny has joined Schalke on loan for the season, as Marco Silva looks to get him more first-team experience.

Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny’s comments in the Liverpool Echo should be music to Marco Silva’s ears.

Kenny left Goodison Park this summer to join Schalke on a loan for the season, as Everton wanted to get him more first-team experience.

The Bundesliga has been a great development ground for young English talent in recent years.

And Kenny’s role at Schalke should give him the perfect grounding to make a run for a spot in Everton’s first-team when he does return to Merseyside.


“The manager wants me to get forward as much as possible and that’s what I like to do, I like to get involved in attacking plays,” Kenny said. 

“I need to create more chances for our players, that’s part of my job now. I want to do as much as I can.”

If Kenny can improve his attacking output, with a year’s first-team experience under his belt, then he could well become Everton’s first choice right-back.

Silva loves to commit his full-backs forward, and he is sure to be keeping a close eye on Kenny.

Jonjoe Kenny of Everton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Everton still have high hopes for the England youth international, who looks to be one of the brightest prospects currently at Goodison Park.

Kenny is under pressure to impress in Germany, as Djibril Sidibe has signed for Everton initially on loan with an option to buy.

If Sidibe is purchased then it will be hard to see Kenny ever breaking into Silva’s starting line-up.

But with Schalke happy to give Kenny so much attacking licence, he is certainly going to have an opportunity to catch Silva’s eye, and it could well be that the loan moves works out brilliantly for both player and club.

Everton's English midfielder Jonjoe Kenny celebrates after watching Watford's English mifielder Tom Cleverley fail to score from the penalty spot in the final moments of the English...

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