It has been an eventful day for Celtic when it comes to the transfer front. They have already been handed a massive blow after it emerged that Liverpool had managed to agree a transfer fee for Preston North End’s Ben Davies according to Sky Sports.
A couple of days ago, it had looked like it was the Hoops who had managed to agree a pre-contract with the defender but now, it is almost certain that they will miss out on Davies And judging from the fact that he is signing for Jurgen Klopp’s side, he must be quite a player.
It is not all bad news for Celtic though as it has emerged that they have managed to agree a loan deal with Everton for their right-back Jonjoe Kenny as reported by the Daily Mail.
Right-back is certainly an area where the Hoops needed reinforcements after the departure of Jeremie Frimpong, who joined Bayer Leverkusen for a transfer fee of around £10 million. And Kenny will be filling the void, at least until the end of the campaign.
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For a 23-year-old, Kenny certainly is an experienced player. He has quite a few appearances for Everton under his belt but has failed to nail down a spot in their first-team. As a result, he spent the previous season on loan at Schalke, where he was a regular. And he has also played in both League One and League Two, for Wigan Athletic and Oxford United respectively.
So, he is someone who is used to moving from one club to another and should have any problem adjusting to the Scottish game.
As a player, he is very different to the man he is replacing. Kenny’s strengths lie in his passing and is crossing, things which were never the strongest part of Frimpong’s game. The Everton man is not as adept at carrying the ball forward though and his tackling is not the best in the world either.
All in all, it is a move that holds a lot of promise and hopefully, Kenny will be able to deliver on that. And who knows, he might be impressive enough for the club to sign him on a permanent basis in the summer.