Jonjoe Kenny has an uncertain future at Everton, with the right-back having strugged for playing time at Goodison Park. Seamus Coleman has been first-choice under Marco Silva and is expected to keep his place in the side next season, meaning Kenny could find himself on the periphery.
The 22-year-old could be sent out on loan in 2019/20 to ensure he gets regular playing time. Silva said at the end of the season that he will hold talks with Kenny this week before a final decision is made. Everton don’t have an obvious backup for Coleman in case of injury, so the Blues may have a problem.
Since rising through the youth ranks to the Everton first-team in 2017, Kenny has made 39 appearances in all competitions. He embarked upon loan moves to Wigan Athletic (July 21, 2015 – September 20, 2015) and Oxford United (January 27, 2016 – May 9, 2016) before he was promoted to the senior squad and may have to be sent away from Goodison Park again.
The England u21 international racked up only 700 minutes of Premier League football this season and can’t afford to play second-fiddle to Coleman for an entire campaign. For the sake of his development, Kenny needs to be playing on a weekly basis. His contract at Everton has three years remaining, so he needn’t worry about his long-term future so long as he continues to impress.