Former Celtic struggler rejects contract at English Premier League club; has other offers

By John McGinley

June 10, 2022

Former Celtic defender Jonjoe Kenny has rejected the chance to extend his contract at Everton as he puts himself on the open market, The Athletic has reported.

The outlet believes Kenny had the option of staying on at Goodison Park but is now set to consider offers from elsewhere in the English Premier League and the Bundesliga in Germany.

Kenny played 21 times in all competitions for the Toffees last term, getting a renewed opportunity after his failed loan spell at Celtic.

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The right-back didn’t impress at the Bhoys during a six-month stay, despite making 16 starts for the club between February and May.

He became emblematic of the problems and concerns at Celtic at the time, with the club seemingly having no long-term plan for his position.

His move in the January transfer window failed to appease supporters and his performances didn’t change anyone’s minds.

In hindsight, nobody was really having a good time at Celtic during this period and clearly Kenny is looking forward to brighter days ahead. We wish him all the best in finding a new club.

The Anthony Ralston resurgence helped alleviate Celtic’s right-back problem during Ange Postecoglou’s initial weeks at the club before Josip Juranovic was then signed.

With two solid options now available, it’s changed days in Glasgow, with both of them becoming fan favourites.

Clearly someone somewhere sees something in Kenny!

In other news, Video: Celtic attacker Daizen Maeda scores first-ever goal for Japan; Kyogo rested.