Everton defender Seamus Coleman could face more competition for his place at Goodison Park next term.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman thinks he’s going to face increased competition for his right-back spot next season, following the departure of Jonjoe Kenny.

Kenny left Everton to join Schalke on loan earlier this week, leaving Coleman as Marco Silva’s side’s only recognised senior right-back.

However, Coleman does not expect this to be the case for much longer, and he has told the Irish Examiner that he believes Everton will definitely sign a right-back this summer now, as he thinks Silva’s willingness to let Kenny go proves this.

“I’m not getting any younger and there will come a stage where I won’t be in the teams,” he said. 

“But I’ll keep fighting every single day in training. And you know,Jonjoe Kenny has just gone out on loan so you would imagine we’ll be trying to sign another right-back and, as I said, every single day in training I’ll fight.”

Everton have been looking for younger players since Silva came in alongside Marcel Brands.

Coleman has seen regular left-back Leighton Baines lose his place on the other side of Everton’s defence, with Lucas Digne coming to Goodison Park last summer and having a wonderful debut season.

Coleman will be hoping that a similar story doesn’t happen with him.

The Irish international grew into his role at Everton last term, when his form towards the end of the campaign was very impressive.

The Sun have claimed that Everton are interested in Chelsea’s Reece James as they search for right-backs, but whether they will get a deal over the line remains to be seen.

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