Everton could send Jonjoe Kenny out on loan this summer.
Everton boss Marco Silva has told the Liverpool ECHO that the club will make a decision on Jonjoe Kenny’s future in the next week.
The Toffees ended their season with a 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur, securing eighth place in the Premier League table – and ultimately missed out on European football.
Silva will be hoping for better next season, especially after a strong end to the season, and Marcel Brands will be charged with the task of finding new recruits to bolster Everton’s squad.
Some fans have wanted a new right back, as Seamus Coleman has slowed down a little since a major injury, and Kenny doesn’t appear to be quite ready to be a Premier League starter.
Kenny, 22, started eight Premier League games this past season, showing some potential, but also some issues which need to be ironed out.
Without much playing time though, that’s hard for the Everton youth graduate to achieve, and some think a loan move this summer would be ideal for him.
The Daily Mail recently reported that Crystal Palace want to sign Kenny, eyeing him up as a potential replacement for in-demand Aaron Wan-Bissaka – and Silva has now commented on the situation.
Silva admitted that Everton will make a decision within the coming days after meeting with Kenny, with Silva acknowledging that going out on loan and playing regularly may help him, just as it has for Mason Holgate at West Brom.
“It is one conversation we will have with him, for sure, to decide the best situation with Jonjoe,” said Silva. “To stay, and keep his competition with Seamus Coleman, because he is always behind him and I gave opportunities to him this season because during the week he showed me he is able to compete and to play.”
“It is up to us now decide if we want another season of him and Seamus competing or if it would be better for him to play often and often to become stronger. It is one decision we will take next week,” he added.