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Schalke manager Wagner: Why we signed Everton fullback Kenny

Schalke manager David Wagner is delighted with the form of on-loan Everton fullback Jonjoe Kenny.

The 22-year-old has featured in all three league matches for his new club so far this term and marked his third start with an impressive goal in a 3-0 home win over Hertha Berlin.

"He played against us when we played Everton, I followed the England under-21s for a long period as well, the England under-19s and under-20s too when he played for them," Wagner told inews.

"I had a good picture of Jonjoe and, after I joined Schalke, we all together agreed that we had to sign a right-back.

"As soon as I found that we were not able to afford someone to buy because of our financial restrictions, Jonjoe was one of the first names I put on the table when I discussed with our board. Luckily, they agreed to try to sign him and luckily he decided to join our football club.

"I can tell you what, he is already close to becoming a fan favourite here in our stadium. He has done an amazing job so far and scored a wonderful goal against [Hertha] Berlin. He is, for sure, one of the best signings which we have made this summer."


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