Jonjoe Kenny has downplayed a question about remaining in Glasgow on a permanent basis after enjoying a fairly solid start to life with Celtic. The right-back was signed on a loan from Everton until the end of the season and there have been suggestions that the England U21 could be available for a cut-price deal.
Speaking ahead of the game against Livingston, Kenny told the media conference that he wasn’t thinking about his future beyond the end of the season.
“I’ve loved every minute of it. It’s been brilliant for me because I’ve come here and got to play for a massive club like this. Nothing’s been said right now. I think there is a lot of games to go, cup to play in and for me, personally, I just want to keep going day by day. I know that’s a boring answer for you, but I just want to keep looking forward.”
Kenny has been a steady acquisition and has a decent pedigree with spells in Germany. Celtic are unlikely to make any decisions on pursuing him until it is clearer who will be in charge of football operations or the first team.
The right-back slot is one in which Celtic are desperately needing cover with Frimpong leaving for Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth £11.5m. Kenny is an exciting prospect and the club faced competition from Burnley to bring the player in during the January window. The Clarets were quoted £8m when they inquired about the former England U21 but that fee looks to have dropped as Everton look to get the player off the books.