|Org||England U21 National Team|
|Club as Player||Schalke 04 [Loan]|
2019 06 10 Retrieve
[Schalke have announced the signing of Jonjoe Kenny on loan from Everton for the 2019-20 campaign] Jonjoe Kenny is joining Bundesliga team Schalke 04 on a season-long loan for the 2019-20 campaign. Kenny will link up with Schalke manager David Wagner and his side when he returns from international duty with England Under-21s. The 22-year-old right-back is in the Young Lions squad that will compete in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which gets under way in Italy this weekend.
2019 06 10b Retrieve
[Jonjoe Kenny on his loan move to Schalke 04] It is a big chance for me, to come to a new country and show off my abilities, especially at a big club like Schalke. Schalke is a club with a long history and fantastic fans. I am happy to be here and can’t wait to get up and running with the team
2019 06 21 Retrieve
[Jonjoe Kenny is looking to use the likes of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson as inspiration, with the Everton defender preparing to take on his own Bundesliga challenge with Schalke 04] When you see what Jadon Sancho has been doing in the Bundesliga since joining Dortmund, you can only be astonished. Even at his age, he has achieved great things and managed to become one of the biggest stars of English football. Also, Reiss Nelson enjoyed a very good experience. In Hoffenheim, he has developed very well. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge.
[Kenny added that he has sought advice from his England U21 team-mate Nelson] Reiss has raved about the Bundesliga. The stadiums and fans have especially impressed him. He felt really good at Hoffenheim and advised me to take the step to Germany. For young Englishmen, the Bundesliga can be a good step
[Quizzed on the reasons for making a brave career call] Schalke is a huge club with great fans, great stadium and an eventful history. Also, coach David Wagner was one reason for my transfer. I know him from the Premier League and think he’s a great coach. You’ve seen what he has achieved with Huddersfield and I’m convinced he can make me a better player. I am very happy and can hardly wait for it to finally start
[Kenny concedes that he is stepping slightly into the unknown with Schalke] I knew a few names, but to be honest, I had to Google to see who my new teammates are exactly. I am looking forward to getting to know the team soon in person