Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Everton defender Michael Ball believes Jonjoe Kenny has not been given a fair chance at Goodison Park.
The 24-year-old right-back spent the second half of last season out on loan at Celtic. This comes after his season-long loan with Bundesliga outfit Schalke during the 2019/20 campaign.
Ultimately, Kenny has been far from the first team at Everton and the Englishman is now being linked with a move away from the club, with the MailOnline claiming last month that he is a surprise target for Arsenal.
For Ball, Kenny simply has not been given a real opportunity. On the defender, the ex-Everton star told FFC:
“I feel sort of sorry for Jonjoe, really. He’s come in, young kid, done pretty well and then we put bodies in front of him, bringing in players on loan.
“It didn’t work and he got sort of pushed back and then when asked, he came in and done an ok job.
“When you’re in and out of a side, no matter how old you are, it’s very difficult to get consistency. So I don’t feel he’s had a fair crack of the whip at the club.”
Coming through the club’s academy, some supporters would probably like to see Kenny stick around, challenge Seamus Coleman for that right-back position and give Rafael Benitez something to think about.
However, with Everton currently chasing Denzel Dumfries, he could once again be pushed out of Goodison Park.